1986 Lincoln - Help me correctly identify the condition(s)?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by PennyRich, Feb 25, 2021.

  1. PennyRich

    PennyRich Active Member

    I would appreciate some assistance in accurately identifying everything going on, on this cent.
    Seems like a lot to me, but that could be due to lack of experience.

    Thank you.

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  3. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Florida girls have to love walking there sharks.

    you are seeing a ridge ring which is an indication of DDD- die deterioration doubling.
  4. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

  5. PennyRich

    PennyRich Active Member

    Okay, thank you!
  6. PennyRich

    PennyRich Active Member

    Thank you!
  7. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    I am not an error collector, but those are some of the more interesting and curious pieces to me. I was educated on them here on CoinTalk. I do not follow the mechanics, but have seen them posted here where the lettering appears to be climbing the rims. @furryfrog02 is your man, he is dead right and I think it is a rather cool find.
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  8. PennyRich

    PennyRich Active Member

    Awesome! Thank you. I’ll hold onto them.
  9. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    FWIW, they are incredibly common if you really get into searching cents. ESPECIALLY in the early/mid 80's coins.
    This would be a good example for you to keep as a reference but I wouldn't recommend holding on to all of them lol.
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  10. PennyRich

    PennyRich Active Member

    Oh I meant hold onto them for the reference purposes.
  11. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    I’ve done that. When you’re ready to put it back into circulation, that’s when you know you’ve learned.
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  12. mike estes

    mike estes Well-Known Member

    hey PennyRich yea i got to go with the guys above me regarding the coin. The 1st picture wasn't really good at all but the other 2, pictures of the entire coin were really great. next time upload obverse and reverse images that are cropped to take as much of the background out of the picture. good luck next time man,,,,,
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  13. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    Can I recommend a solution to taking good Pics , try using a program called LunaPic ( FREE, No download ) OR PhotoScape ( Download / Free ) .
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  14. Sley

    Sley Active Member

    Nice photos, and I'm glad you figured out how to post them!
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  15. Chris Winkler

    Chris Winkler Active Member

    Has the copper plating been worn off exposing the zinc?
  16. PennyRich

    PennyRich Active Member

    Not that I can tell.
  17. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Well-Known Member

    I read on this forum a few weeks back somewhere on another thread that the ridge appearing under the "In God We Trust" is almost a hallmark of the issues relating to zinc pennies.
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  18. PennyRich

    PennyRich Active Member

    Good to know. Thank you.
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  20. PennyRich

    PennyRich Active Member

    Last edited: Feb 25, 2021
  21. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    It's nice when we learn from one another, isn't it. Enjoyed you're post and the many fine answers. Good luck
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