5 in a row with this?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Tracy Henderson, Aug 11, 2020.

  1. Tracy Henderson

    Tracy Henderson Active Member

    I have had a lot of coins with this across the reverse of, where the STATES, E, dots, and OF, seem weak. All were 1968's, 69's, 70's and 71's. Some more and some less than others. The first pic is a 68 I think, and the second is a 71 grease die 3.jpg Grease die.jpg I thought grease die at first...buuuuut...now I'm confused.
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  3. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    I think the missing E on the second is a grease filled die, and the weak lettering is a worn die.
  4. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    Appears to be wear and possible environmental damage.
  5. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    This is a common weak spot for these older high relief LMC's. It is due to Abe's lapel requiring so much metal to fill. It is also a common weak spot on the reverse of wheat cents.
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  6. Tracy Henderson

    Tracy Henderson Active Member

    Ohok..that makes sense. I have some 72's that are this way also. Learned something new again! Thank you!
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  7. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    It is normal and I'm sure you will find many more!
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  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It's common. A weak spot in the design. Glad you learned something new today. It's also normal.
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