Altered 1922 "No D" Die Variety

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by JCro57, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

    Altered 1922 No D Lincoln Cent.

    Notice the rim near the last 2 of the date; very worn compared to the rest of it. Anomalies like this should never be overlooked, especially with raw, rare coins. Looks like someone filed it off and then polished down the marks.

    A good rule of thumb is that with rare coins, always assume there is a good reason why it isn't already certified.

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  3. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    Not even a very good job. Thanks for the post.
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  4. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Even 50 years ago I recall reading: Beware of removed D.
  5. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    The area below the date is low. A clear sign and the low rim makes it obvious.
  6. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    It will make a good hole filler until you find a better one.
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  7. Chuck_A

    Chuck_A Well-Known Member

    I don't understand why you would want to keep it, is it worth anything after being tampered with ?
  8. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

    There is a great use for them as educational pieces. Understanding how coins are faked and altered helps others in knowing what to look for.

    However, the key is learning and understanding how coins are minted and how they changed over time.
  9. Chuck_A

    Chuck_A Well-Known Member

    Thank you. I see a lot of counterfeits and have been a recipient of a few before I knew what to look for and the knowledge on this site is very helpful. There is a warning about this coin in the Redbook regarding the removed mm and this is the first time I've seen such an obvious one and a very educational post on it.
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  10. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    I hope you don't mine me posting a photo. I think this one follows your theme.
    This used to be a 1944-D.

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  11. MatrixMP-9

    MatrixMP-9 Well-Known Member

    I think these topics are priceless. As a part timer, I always read through these topics closely. It doesnt take a new collector long to come across fake coins. The more someone sees in a forum like this the better because it just might stick with them. I'll post my 1944 below as well. Hope thats ok JCro. Its important to see how good some of these look that are out there and be aware!

  12. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

  13. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    On the 1914-D,
    I always like a close up of the jacket/shoulder area where the front VDB should be. If it is scratched out, (cough, cough) etc.
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  14. halfcent1793

    halfcent1793 Well-Known Member

    Scraped and burnished.
  15. MatrixMP-9

    MatrixMP-9 Well-Known Member

    So on a real 1914D, the VDB should "NOT" be there? On my fake/altered...this is whats there...

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  16. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    Yes it is.
  17. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    The VDB on my coin has also been removed, which I thought was funny seeing as the "1" was done so crudely.
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  18. Stevearino

    Stevearino Supporter! Supporter

    Some counterfeiters are careless idiots, as well as being criminals.

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  19. wxcoin

    wxcoin Getting no respect for 64 years

    One big red flag right away is the "L" in Liberty.
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  20. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    What immediately caught my eye was that the two 2's had the same strength.
    On a real 1922 Plain I believe that the second 2 is significantly weaker than the first.
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  21. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Excellent fakes in your collections! Thanks, it is an education!
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