1983 Lincoin

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Donnis E Wilder, Sep 27, 2022.

  1. Amberlarry22

    Amberlarry22 Well-Known Member

    +2. ^^^ JMHO. I'm far from being an Error Expert on coins. But what Rick is saying sounds about right
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2022
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  3. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster Member of the ANA since 1982

    After the new pics, I'm still leaning towards a defective planchet and plating defect for the same reasons as I previously posted. There does appear to be some zinc rot like around the 1 in the date. I believe this was due to the plating defects leaving the zinc exposed, and not post mint damage.
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  4. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Damaging Coins Daily

    wish I had pics of when I would take coins and put in boiling water then toss in crushed dryed ice, and vice versa. The zincolns didn't like that.
  5. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    The newest photos confirm what I originally said, a planchet defect and then it was minted. The planchet may have been damaged at the mint before the coin was minted. Again, look at the Y in LIBERTY and the 1 in the date. They are on top of the anomaly.
  6. What should I do next? Soaking in acetone isn't something I'm comfortable with. I thought the rule of thumb was not to clean your coins. If there is the smallest of hope it might be worth something, would I want to take that chance?
  7. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster Member of the ANA since 1982

    I don't see any need for acetone on your coin.

    Acetone is a solvent that will remove organic residue from a coin (oils, PVC plasticizer residue, etc). It WILL NOT affect any toning or materials that have chemically reacted with the surface of the coin and therefore isn't considered harmful cleaning. However, you may find unseen damage under the organic material
  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Acetone will not hurt your coin unless you use nail polish remover. When we say use acetone we mean industrial strength. It will remove the debris in most cases.
  9. AdamL

    AdamL Well-Known Member

    Interesting coin. Not cleaning your coins is a general rule of thumb. But it should probably be don't improperly clean your coins. You don't ever want to wipe something across the coins surface or anything else that will leave visible evidence of a cleaning.
    I've never used acetone either. But most everyone seems to agree that an acetone bath is just fine, and will get rid of crud.
    Like @Collecting Nut said, get the good industrial strength kind if you decide to do it.
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  10. Thank you , I will make sure to use the industrial strength acetone if I decide to do it.
    Any suggestions on what I should do next ? Is it worth taking a chance sending it an expert ?
  11. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast Supporter

    Acetone is fine for removing oils. But you’ll need to conserve that coin. We already see hydrozincite blooming in spots and that’s bad news. Treating with Verdicare and placing in an Airtite will slow further progression. I don’t think you are risking a bunch to conserve the coin yourself but if you have doubts you can look to a professional. You’ll probably pay more than the coin is worth so keep that in mind.
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  12. Thank you, that's what I needed to know.
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