1984D Sleeping Lincoln and I IBERTY

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Bargainbidder, Aug 24, 2019.

  1. Bargainbidder

    Bargainbidder Member

    Can only see a smudge of the lower part of letter L at around a 15 degree angle. Question I have is would circulation damage cause his eye to appear closed like this?
     

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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    Thats a scratch on the eye. You can see it clearly.
     
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  4. Bargainbidder

    Bargainbidder Member

    Will try and get a better pic but looking at it with loop at every angle it's appearance seems different but I don't know about these things.
    Anyway will try and post better pics...Thanks Paddyman98.
     
  5. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    It's called PMD - Post Mint Damage which occurs after it left the mint.

    When you understand how coins are minted and how true mint errors occur you can know the difference.
     
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  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It's more than a scratch, it's a shallow gouge. It starts at the back of the ear, disappears through the shallow portion on his cheek, reappears through the eye and nose then ends in the field on the right. It's as plain as the nose on Lincoln's face.
     
  7. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Indeed. You can even see where it starts out in the right field, and moving to the left, crosses his eye, then proceeds onward to end right above his ear.

    PMD. Spend it, if you can find anywhere to spend a cent nowadays. Put it in the penny jar, anyway.
     
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