1986 D Lincoln center struck through cloth ?

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  1. Charlie Cliques

    Charlie Cliques Active Member

    Wondering if this penny could have been struck through cloth (Obverse)?

    Also think I'm seeing some die deteriotion on obverse & maybe grease filled die on reverse "OF"?
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  3. Autoturf

    Autoturf Well-Known Member

    Moisture on planchet? don't know what that could be.
  4. R_rabbit

    R_rabbit Well-Known Member

    Imho, it definitely looks like struck through grease. Not sure on the struck through cloth.
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  5. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    I do not think it is a Struck-Through coin. There is no loss of design details.
    Looks more like a fingerprint to me. Cloth should have lines in two directions.
    The reverse may be a Struck Through Debris, But this area is known to be a common weak spot for LMC's.
    Last edited: May 22, 2019
  6. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

  7. frankjg

    frankjg Well-Known Member

    +1 for fingerprint
  8. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    I initially thought finger print.
    but you see it continuously top to bottom in various degrees. So probably linear plating blisters would be my guess.
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  9. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Initially I thought fingerprint. (Before reading other posts.)
    But I don't know, and it's an odd pattern. While it may not be struck through
    cloth, it could be struck through something thin that had this pattern, like tape?
  10. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    No. It's environmental whatever it is/was.
  11. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    Not an error - sorry -

    either a fingerprint or some other pattern
    from circulation.
  12. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    FYI, I see this weird zig-zag "seam looking" marks going from the lower bottom of the bow-tie to the lower left of the shoulder. Probably old tape residue when peeled off or something.
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  13. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Not a struck through and not a fingerprint. The lines run over the entire face of the coin in straight lines. Looks like the Die was cleaned and wiped in one direction and the oil on the Die was transferred to the zinc planchet. After 33 years it has toned with those patterns.

    The reverse is a common week spot due to the design so the "of" appears as s struck through.

    No matter what the cause it's only worth face value.
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  14. Inspector43

    Inspector43 70 Year Collector

    I don't see fingerprints. The lines are too straight.
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  15. FoundinTN

    FoundinTN Well-Known Member

    i have a dime that displays the same effect,straight lines
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  16. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

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  17. Charlie Cliques

    Charlie Cliques Active Member

    thanks all! does anyone have an example of what a fingerprint mark on a coin looks like?
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  18. Charlie Cliques

    Charlie Cliques Active Member

    Im thinking this 1996 Lincoln cent reverse may be the same thing you described? Im not necesarily thinking these coins i post are worth more than face value, just trying to learn so I know what im looking at when i find it!

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  19. R_rabbit

    R_rabbit Well-Known Member

    Imho, yes exactly.
    I believe a struck through cloth coin;disrupts the image. So if it was placed over the object while being struck. The image will not come out clean and clear.

    I have seen this many times as well. Imho, it’s probably from adhesive tape. Perhaps used to close the end of a coin tube roll that was not closed properly.
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  20. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Here is one of my coins that I believe is a fingerprint.
    If it's not, then please tell me what it is. It appears a little differently than what the photo shows. It's not anything that can be washed off, as it appears to be etched into the coin and looks like a fingerprint.
    Last edited: May 23, 2019
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  21. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    That's a fingerprint. I think once the oils from the skin sit on it for awhile, it etches into the coin and you are SOL. Not sure if acetone would help or not.
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