2005 P LMC with Dot

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Inspector43, Sep 17, 2019.

  1. Inspector43

    Inspector43 70 Year Collector

    This Satin finish 2005 P from a US Mint Set looks like it has a dot behind Lincolns head. It looks like the die had some damage by a pointed article pushing in. I tried to get die chip out of it but it looks more like a puncture in 2005 P with dot.jpg 2005 P with dot OBV.jpg 2005 P with dot Rev.jpg the field.
     
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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    You sure it isn't a plating blister? Looks to have some plating issues on the top and bottom parts of the obverse and the top of the reverse.
     
  4. Inspector43

    Inspector43 70 Year Collector

    Well now that is quite possible and I should know better. Let me look closer. Thanks for the feedback.
     
  5. Inspector43

    Inspector43 70 Year Collector

    BTW, how can I be sure without damaging the coin?
     
  6. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    You could try pressing on it with a toothpick. If it moves/pops, it's a plating blister. I don't "think" that bit of pressure, if applied properly, would damage the coin if it weren't a blister. I really think it is a blister.
     
  7. Inspector43

    Inspector43 70 Year Collector

    Here is the same shot after some pressure from a tooth pick. It looks to have changed some and, perhaps, it reduced and a small blister formed to the right and left. What are your observations?

    2005 P with dot or blister.jpg
     
  8. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I would consider that a plating blister then :)
     
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  9. Inspector43

    Inspector43 70 Year Collector

    Thanks for the help. I will put that in the memory bank if it still exists.
     
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