1986 penny die crack?

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  1. Marites Foertsch

    Marites Foertsch Honey bunch

    EFF3ED74-E1A3-470B-983C-59A94D02BFAB.jpeg Hello i got penny 1986 41979B98-E618-4FE3-A29B-5BAB5D9B3181.jpeg is it die crack?
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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    No.. That is a scratch.
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  4. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    I think the percentage of die cracks on post-1982 cents is very low due to the softness of the zinc planchets use to produce these coins.
    The most common place for the reverse of a LMC to develop a die crack is from the corners of the memorial to the edge.
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  5. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    Die cracks are raised. The mark on your coin is recessed, so it can't be a die crack.

    Think about the minting process. The die that strikes the coin is in relief. All of the high points on the coin are low parts on a die. A die crack in a die will be recessed, so it will leave a RAISED mark on the coin

    I would strongly suggest you spend some or your roll searching time studying the minting process instead of looking for errors. The more you know about the process, the easier it will be for you to recognize basic damage. You should also buy a copy of "A Guide Book of United States Coins" also called the redbook.
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  6. Marites Foertsch

    Marites Foertsch Honey bunch

    I wish I have time and patient searching and reading but I will try thank you sir! I have another penny what can you say about this? 62F5F681-BD72-43BF-9C76-E6A0667E7010.jpeg
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  7. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    It might be helpful if you explained why you think this coin could be a minting error.
  8. Marites Foertsch

    Marites Foertsch Honey bunch

    Not this the other penny I post. I think this one is lamination error?
  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    The first one is damaged as that's a scratch. The second one is a stain.

    A die crack will be raised.
    A lamination will be attached or detached but it will be separated from the metal on the coin.
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  10. PassthePuck

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