1990 Lincoln cent

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Jessica L McClellan, Aug 17, 2019.

  1. There looks to be doubling in 1990 date and in Liberty the L and I and in ONE CENT? The rim also is shaped thicker on right side?

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  3. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    Does the surface look weird at all to you?

    Is this a zincoln?
  4. What you mean
  5. Yes it looks and feels weird
  6. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    Yes it’s a zincoln it’s a 91-d
  7. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    Mechanical doubling adds no value to the coin
  8. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    I'm attempting to make the OP think more about what they see and what it is (a zincoln) ... rather than just looking for an answer ...
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  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    NAV or No Value Doubling.
  10. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Well-Known Member

    @Jessica mcclellan, what we are telling you is that since the Mint changed the cent (read: since 1983) to zinc plated with copper, they have had a multitude of problems (not for them, but for collectors) in producing quality coins which will last "forever" & are what we call "collectable". :(

    One of the most prominent problems is the appearance of both mechanical & die deterioration "doubling", which to a neophyte like yourself may appear to be from a true "Doubled Die" (the valuable variety) but which is in fact the worthless form of doubling. ;)

    We see so many of these on a daily basis that it's getting sickening. :yack:

    As you stick around here & gain more knowledge about these inferior coins, you will waste less time looking at these for worthless doubling (to be fair, there are zincoln varieties which do have added value; it's just hard to find them in circulation because of the zinc rot problem over time.) Plus, the shield is just ugly, isn't it? :smuggrin:

    Keep up the search & continue to learn& you'll be OK! :happy:
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