Honey, I shrunk a lincoln cent!

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by shilines, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. shilines

    shilines Active Member

    What is really going on with this 200 dated lincoln cent? Referring to the one in the middle. By comparison it's more the size of a dime and not the size of a regular penny. Some of the letters are missing as a result of its size. Could it have been put on a wrong planchet, or just damanged?
     
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  3. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    Can you attach a photo?
     
  4. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

  5. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    I predict... Damage!
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  6. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    If it were struck let's say on a Dime Planchet then it would have a clad layer on both sides with a copper core. Since you don't have pictures yet we really can't say.

    Here is an example from my collection
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    Also.. It would be as thin as a Dime
     
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  7. shilines

    shilines Active Member

    I totally forgot to post the picture, I guess that would help just a bit. Hold right for the picture.
     
  8. shilines

    shilines Active Member

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  9. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    Looks like DD - Definitely Damage :hungover:
     
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  10. shilines

    shilines Active Member

    Forgive me, but what's a clad layer?
     
  11. shilines

    shilines Active Member

    Wonder how it got so small though. Thanks for your input.
     
  12. shilines

    shilines Active Member

    Scroll down, I just uploaded some photos
     
  13. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    Quarters, Dimes and Kennedy Halves have a Clad Layer on both sides.

    Cents minted after mid 1982 have a Copper Plating. So a Cent struck on Dime Planchet will be Clad, not Copper plated such as your example.
     
  14. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    Only the person who damaged it on purpose would know. Some people create these damaged coins probably because they are bored.
     
  15. shilines

    shilines Active Member

    Observing the photos again,the reverse almost looks like a doubled die. Either that or its too early and I ain't drank my folders yet.
     
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  16. shilines

    shilines Active Member

    Gotcha!
     
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  17. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    No.. Lools like die deterioration strike..
     
  18. shilines

    shilines Active Member

    Or someone who is a starts with a T and rhymes with beeper.
     
  19. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    Paper Folders ? Do you liquify them first.
     
  20. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    Very sorry, the coin is damaged.
     
  21. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    or they were checking their lathe centering abilities ...

    not that I KNOW anything about it. But when you want to not damage the surface of flat objects while using your lathe, you use things like these ...
    https://www.rubberchucky.com/store/p60/Mini_Lathe_Live_Center_Chuckies.html
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    and some unscrupulous people may use coins as test samples to improve their skill at using those. Not that I know anything so idiotic as to do that ...

    They come in all shapes and sizes.

    You guys really need to get out more and enjoy more machinist type hobbies ...
     
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