1985 lmc die crack?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Newbie69, Jul 22, 2018.

  1. Newbie69

    Newbie69 Active Member

    Found this CRH and a bit confused on the crack itself. Just past the top of the Memorial the crack appears to go incused and then under the D in UNITED to the rim. Also obverse has what looks like doubling on the beard at chin area. Could all of this just be a plating issue? IMG_20180720_150413164_HDR.jpg IMG_20180720_150538045_HDR.jpg IMG_20180720_145901303_HDR.jpg IMG_20180720_150304867_HDR.jpg
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  3. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    What's the blue on Lincoln?
  4. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    It looks like a die crack to me. It can be hard to tell on Plated Cents
    once the plating has been preforated and a reaction has started on the zinc.
  5. Newbie69

    Newbie69 Active Member

    May have just been my pic settings. I'll have to take another look.
  6. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    These early zincolns tend to change colors pretty easy, especially after a wash cycle in someone's jean pockets. Some of the spots looked like corrosion. I was just wondering why you featured the photo, plus being a little ornery.

    I agree with Alurid that it is a die crack.
  7. Newbie69

    Newbie69 Active Member

    I'm going to be a little ornery myself and say you should read full post.:dead:
  8. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    That is a well struck cent, nothing out of the ordinary.
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  9. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    That is a die crack known as a 'lightning strike", since it goes to/thru the Lincoln Memorial.
  10. Newbie69

    Newbie69 Active Member

    Thanks for the info @TheFinn Is there really any collectability to these as I have a couple dozen set aside? Some have several cracks. One more question is how does the crack not run through the D but under it? It's as if the planchet may have been cracked before stricking .
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2018
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