1988 Lincoln 89 Reverse

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  1. Rick Stachowski

    Rick Stachowski Well-Known Member

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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    Can I ask what the difference is for educational purposes ?
     
  4. Rick Stachowski

    Rick Stachowski Well-Known Member

    88 supposed to have straight G, in the desiigner signature . 89 has a flare G, in the designer signature .
     
  5. expat

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  6. ScarredSoul04

    ScarredSoul04 New Member

    So how did this happen? Is this just a mule?
     
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  7. John Burgess

    John Burgess Well-Known Member

    its a transition year, they started the transition early, 87s have the regular G, 89s have the flare G, and in 1988, there's both reverses used, they changed it sometime that year.

    it's not like an error, or a mule, just a design variety for that year.
    1988 With RDV-006. $5-$50 dollars I'd guess on ebay, on the higher side with correct description and nice pictures that really show it.
     
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  8. Rick Stachowski

    Rick Stachowski Well-Known Member

    Reverse dies on supposed to get used till 89
    But some were used in 88
     
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  9. John Burgess

    John Burgess Well-Known Member

    it's not that common to find, and a bit difficult to recognize for most people, but I'd think it happened late year, it's clearly not a 50/50 split so I dont' think it happened mid year or early year or the other would be more sought after or either/or would be equal in appearance.
     
  10. Rick Stachowski

    Rick Stachowski Well-Known Member

    7 dies were used in 88, for the 89 reverse
     
  11. CaptainMac

    CaptainMac Gotta Love Those Errors!

    1988-1989-lincoln-cent-reverse-designs.png

    After looking it up, here is a comparison image for anyone wanting a visual difference. I did not know this variety existed, so thanks @Rick Stachowski for sharing! I shall add this to my list of errors to look for!

    Source of image
     
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  12. John Burgess

    John Burgess Well-Known Member

    Greeeeat. Now there's someone else competing against me on the hunt.. teeeerific! :dead::woot:

    J/K good luck!
     
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  13. Jeffjay

    Jeffjay Well-Known Member

    Not all that scarce. I've found 5 or 6 over the past several years.
     
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  14. Rick Stachowski

    Rick Stachowski Well-Known Member

    Pictures or it didn't happen
     
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