Is it just me?

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by DarkRage666, Oct 26, 2020.

  1. DarkRage666

    DarkRage666 Wannabe Supporter!

    Has anybody else ever noticed that the 1964 & 1968 pennies have extremely sharp details? Most of the pennies have very strong strikes... compared to other copper Lincolns they have sharper details... does anybody know why they have sharper details?
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  3. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    Actually it may be just you...the master dies were reworked in 1969 and so the Lincoln bust is much sharper. If you have a 68 and a 69 or later cent you can can see the difference
    This is for business strikes of course, proof coins are different.
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  4. DarkRage666

    DarkRage666 Wannabe Supporter!

    I’ll take a picture later... it’s not a proof... at
    least I don’t think it is... because the obverse and reverse are almost completely black but the details are extremely sharp detailed
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  5. DarkRage666

    DarkRage666 Wannabe Supporter!

    It could be an extremely impaired proof
  6. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    Quick phone pic of cents. Really see the difference between the years.
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  7. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    did you find those in circulation ?all my older cents well most of mine are now uncirculated RD 1959-1979 thanks to some nice c.r.h rolls. As the years get younger as long as the cents are struck on a early die there details change dermaticaly
  8. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    I’ve noticed a lot of 60s and early 70s cents have really crushed strikes
  9. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    I bought an album with these in it for a couple of bucks.
  10. DarkRage666

    DarkRage666 Wannabe Supporter!

    Here is the 1964 penny in question


    Sorry for the poor quality
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