Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by coinsearcher11, Oct 16, 2019.
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I have a book and this one looks like a transition coin to me, is it bad to ask and post?
All you have to do is weigh it.
Copper cents 3.11 grams, zinc 2.50 grams.
A transitional error is when there is a change the next year and the current coin
has the previous years, planchet, design etc.
1988 to 1989 is the change.
To answer the OP, I don't think you have one.
Sir, It’s 1988 and 1989 where the initials in the reverse for 1989 had been struck to 1988. I saw it in you tube and I thought my coin is one of those.
I don't understand.
Maybe show photos of both coins and explain it a little better.
There are 2 different kinds of initials for 1988? The type used in 1988 and
the type used in 1989? I'm not a mind reader. Try to explain a little more
It still wouldn't be a transitional error as that could only be the next year
and not the previous year. It's possible there was a design change with the
size of the initials, but I don't think it's a dramatic error worth a lot of money since billions of these coins were made. It would depend on how many were made with the new design change.
For example 1982 was a transitional year because they changed from copper to zinc during the year. So both types of coins exist for 1982. In 1983 all of the cents are supposed to be zinc, but some have been found on old style copper planchets. This is a transitional error and it is rare and valuable.
So let's see 3 photos. 2 photos from 1988 with the different initials,
and a photo from 1989.
Once again You Tube confuses a new collector. STAY AWAY FROM YOU TUBE!!
Transitional Reverse 1988 1c With Reverse Of 1989
Part III: Die Installation Errors:
Transitional Reverse (Minor temporal mismatches):
1988-P and D Lincoln cents with reverse of 1989
Definition: Subtle differences in design details can differentiate dies used in different years. Whether accidental or purposeful, obverse dies are sometimes mated with a reverse die meant for a previous or subsequent year. These are often called “transitional reverses”. Well-known examples include 1992(P) and 1992-D Lincoln cent obverses mated to a 1993 reverse.
Shown below is the normal reverse for 1988 and the reverse used in 1989. Some 1988 obverse dies from both the Philadelphia and Denver Mints were paired with the reverse of 1989. The Philadelphia issues are considered scarce while the Denver issues are considered rare. Research has shown multiple die pairings for both with unknown die runs.
A noticeable change was made to the font style of the designer’s initials, FG (for Frank Gasparro). The FG on the normal reverse of 1988 is thinner and shows lower relief. The FG on the reverse of 1989 is thicker, more sharply defined, and shows higher relief. The G has a shorter upper curve, a horizontal hook at the tip of the lower curve, and a vertical bar that extends slightly below the body of the G.
Now show photos of your coin, 88 with reverse of 89, a regular 88 and
a regular 89.
Well that's a hard one because varieties are a special group of coins but IMHO in AU they should bring 30-50 dollars. I sold 2 of mine to Larry Briggs last year and he was eager to get them. "Note" the ones I am referring to are from the Philadelphia mint and they are more common there are Denver examples and they can go much higher due to scarcity.
Stay away from YouTube
9 (or more) out of 10 is disinformation.
how in the heck do you get "or more" out of a 9/10?
9/10 is just simplified from 90 out of 100 ... Could easily be 99 of 100 or 999 of 1000. Or just don't reference youtube until one knows enough of what is junk and what isn't.
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