Cracked Planchet?

Discussion in 'Coin Roll Hunting' started by Scubalou, Aug 2, 2022.

  1. Scubalou

    Scubalou Active Member

    Found this 1994 Lincoln today. I'm thinking cracked planchet not cracked die. Does anyone else see it that way? I say that because it seems to go under the C in Cent and come out the bottom. Obverse.jpg Reverse.jpg Crack.jpg
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  3. Hommer

    Hommer Curator of Semi Precious Coinage Supporter

    Garden hose.
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  4. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Yes that does look like a cracked planchet to me. Nice find.
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  5. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    looks good
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  6. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast Supporter

    I would normally expect the crack to appear on both sides. Interesting that it is isolated to one side. Perhaps damage to the die field (witness mark) and not a crack.
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  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    A crack can be on one side. It does not have to be clear through the coin to be a crack. It’s metal, not glass. :)
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  8. ziggy9


    it is actually 2 die cracks. if it were a planchet crack it would show either through or around the "C"
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  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    A die crack would be raised and this is not raised. The planchet is cracked so when the cent was minted the C came out as it should but covered the crack.
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  10. Scubalou

    Scubalou Active Member

    Well I didn't expect to start a controversy. All are plausible explanations to me. Really appreciate the responses.
  11. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    We’re just getting started.
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  12. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast Supporter

    I’ve seen plenty of material cracks on bends especially where the material was hard and when the bend was coined. Also when the tools are run too quickly. But on punched out materials, I can’t recall a time when the planchet/punch out cracked. But surely possible in my estimation. Given the soft nature of copper/zinc it seems an even rarer possibility. Given the enormity of opportunities with billions and billions of cents, we are bound to see things that are rare.
  13. Scubalou

    Scubalou Active Member

    Understood. Thanks for your expertise. Lou
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