1993 Lincoln Penny Jaw Line

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by TDE, Nov 23, 2020.

  1. TDE

    TDE New Member

    I'm curious if anyone has noticed the jaw/beard line on Lincoln penny being inconsistent. I've been going through my pennies and on the 1993 Philadelphia mint penny I've found two; out of several hundred that I've checked, have a weak beard line running from Lincolns ear down along the jaw line. I thought maybe a weak strike or something but this seems like kind of a strange place for this to occur. I've attached a picture comparing the two; strong line on left side starting at bottom of ear and weak on right side for opinion.

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  3. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    I suspect die deterioration is the culprit, IMO.
  4. TDE

    TDE New Member

    I thought maybe that too but unsure because the lower lobe of Lincoln's ear sets higher than the hair line so I figured if there was going to be deterioration it would occur on the lobe not on a spot lower. Although I believe a coin strike is suppose to be even across the entire face of coin so I'm assuming deterioration could occur anywhere on a coin.
  5. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    Could be two different dies with a bit of grease?
  6. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    I'm thinking that it could be a worn die problem, too!
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