2001 Lincoln Memorial Cents – 40% Off Center and Reeded edge

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by edduns, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. edduns

    edduns Senior Member

    I picked up a few Off Centered Lincoln Cents today. As you know Lincoln Cents have a smooth edge - I was shocked to find this 2001 to have a reeded edge. Any thoughts on how this happened?

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  3. ACE Mike

    ACE Mike Internet Dealer

    Wow, I never even noticed that! I will be interested to see the responses.
     
  4. edduns

    edduns Senior Member

    Thank You Mike. Ed
     
  5. ACE Mike

    ACE Mike Internet Dealer

    Seems everybody else is stumped too.
     
  6. Brian Nguyen

    Brian Nguyen Active Member

    Very interesting!
     
  7. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    I bet it is just on that small area and not all the way around. It seems like a reeded edge but it is not. It is damage as a result of the off center strike which occurred during the strike. Notice that it looks also a bit slanted.
     
  8. edduns

    edduns Senior Member

    paddyman98 : The coin is made of copper plated zinc and I do see some of the zinc on area's of the coin.

    The weight is 2.6 g. The reeding does go all around the coin - I found a weak area where the reeding is not so prominent.

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  9. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

  10. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    Could it be from a counting or rolling machine?

    Assuming the cents were sent in a ballistic bag to an outside vendor to process for banks, there must be some sort of automated handling machines to get them into rolls. The Off Center cent is going to have a slightly larger diameter, so maybe the handling equipment caused the damage.

    Just a guess, but it seems plausible
     
  11. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    Just saw this thread -

    As the Hoopseter just said, it's damage from a
    counting machine.

    I've seen many many hundreds of off center
    cents and nickels (mostly) with this effect.

    It's not reeding, it's not another error on the coin;
    it's damage from the counting/wrapping machinery.
     
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  12. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    @edduns you just got the correct answer.
     
  13. edduns

    edduns Senior Member

    Thank You all - I will mark it as so when I put it in my collection. Ed
     
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