2019 floating head Lincoln cent

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Justin Sr., Jul 17, 2020.

  1. Justin Sr.

    Justin Sr. New Member

    I found 1 on ebay for 700$ certified. But idk if thats crazy to charge that high because I have found this one. I thought I was the first to have found this error cause I have never heard of it... what's its actual value??
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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter


    And without a link to the ebay item o_O
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  4. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Last edited: Jul 18, 2020
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  6. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    Probably struck from an obverse die that was heavily polished to remove some damage or clash marks. The polishing removed some of the details around the neck. This would be similar to the "floating roof" varieties for the memorial reverse.

    IMO, I think it's pretty cool, but as @paddyman98 said, it is hardly worth that price. EBay sellers can ask for anything they want, that doesn't mean it will sell. Whoever sent that coin to ICG is in over their head just in grading fees. In uncirculated condition, it might be worth a few bucks if you could find the right buyer.

    Pics of your coin would be helpful to confirm what you have
  7. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    It doesn't look like a "floating head" to me.

    Anyone who would pay anywhere near that much for that coin has to have a "floating head". (hollow, empty, no brains)
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  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Let's see the photos.
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  10. wxcoin

    wxcoin Getting no respect for 65 years

    I would have named it the "no neck" variety.
  11. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

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  12. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    I like your idea Mountain Man. I'm going to check it out also thanks and be safe! Welcome to CT Justin good luck
  13. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Another picture from the e-bay listing
  14. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    To anyone who knows about errors and understands over polished dies, worth maybe a quarter. To people who don't and fall for hype, who knows. If you look long and hard enough you can find "floating heads" or "no neck" cents from many different years. The neck is one of the areas of lowest relief so it tends to disappear if they start polishing the dies too aggressively.
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  15. Chip Kirkpatrick

    Chip Kirkpatrick Well-Known Member

    I have a bag of no neck nickels and a few pennies as well. I call them my Marie Antoinette coins (guillotined).
    (I had wanted to inquire about them. Now I don’t need to)
  16. Insider

    Insider Talent on loan from...

    I'd pay $10 for a raw BU one and possibly $20 slabbed by any TPGS. They are similar to the 3-legged nickel - just an over-polished die. At $700, the owner is trolling for the ignorant. At $20 most here will think I'm :wacky::bucktooth: one of them. :p
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