Heat Damage or Genuine?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by JCro57, Oct 16, 2019.

  1. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

    This looks like it was torched. Currently at $103 on ebay.
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  3. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    I don't think it came out of the mint looking like that.
     
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  4. Swan

    Swan A millon dollars short of being a millionaire

    It's definitely PMD. But if it were a torch, I would think the reverse would be discolored.
     
  5. Swan

    Swan A millon dollars short of being a millionaire

    The oyster shell pattern in the center makes me think somebody drug a welding rod on it. But I don't know how it would not discolor the coin. If someone has a stick welder they might want to try to re-create this.
     
  6. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    Looks like it was done with a Tig type welding machine. It uses a gas to cover the arc point and is very precise in a trained hand.
    Yes to heat damage.
     
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  7. Swan

    Swan A millon dollars short of being a millionaire

    Could be a TIG. But I'm confused that there is no heat discoloration.
     
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  8. Colby J.

    Colby J. Active Member

    look t Lincolns head, it could be an error, I guess. its faded. Don't chance it though look at the experts opinions.
     
  9. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    It could have been dipped or cleaned to bring it back to one color if it even needed to be. Tig weld is so precise the heat transfer would have been minimal.
    And I think it has been a few years since it was damage.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas_tungsten_arc_welding
     
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  10. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    Damaged. Not maybe an error. Dip it for a long time and remove discoloration.
     
  11. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    I don't know what caused this after it left the Mint, but I have to say that it is, by far, the strangest looking PMD I have ever seen.

    Chris
     
  12. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    The OP is an error specialist.
     
  13. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    No. Wrong.
     
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  14. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis Teen Collector

    Lincoln after leaving Ford's Theatre - 15 April, 1865
     
  15. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Morbid.. Unnecessary comment. :facepalm:
     
  16. Paul M.

    Paul M. Well-Known Member

    What does the seller claim it is? It looks to me like it was soldered into a mount, and later removed.
     
  17. 352sdeer

    352sdeer Collecting Lincoln cents for 50 years!

    More proof that I need to get the old doctoring tools out and make some EBay coins! ;)
    Reed.
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  18. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Well-Known Member

    Very insensitive. You're a teenager, but still should know what disrespectful is.
     
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  19. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

    If it were struck like that, there would be weak details on the other side as that blob looks raised. Even minor lamination flaps have areas of weak details on the other side. I just don't think it is genuine.
     
  20. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    I don't totally agree with that statement.

    Correct not a mint error of any kind.
     
  21. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

    I have many examples that prove my point
     
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