Is this a 1916 Matte Proof?

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1916 Matte Proof?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. Dalladalla80

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  3. C-B-D

    C-B-D U.S. Type Coins or death!

    How are we supposed to tell with those awful photos? I suppose you could buy it and then return it as "item not as described" if it isn't.
     
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  4. Penna_Boy

    Penna_Boy Just a nobody from the past

    Nice bare fingers, eh? I wouldn't buy a coin from that guy.
     
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  5. robec

    robec Junior Member

    I would say no, but with the photos out of focus like they are, there is no way to tell for sure.

    The dies were worked on that year so there are many 1916 Lincoln's made for circulation that are very well struck.
     
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  6. Autoturf

    Autoturf Well-Known Member

    He says in our opinion, no way Id take a chance ungraded. may just be an early strike. cant tell.
     
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  7. messydesk

    messydesk Well-Known Member

    Voted no, didn't bother looking. 1916 cents that are uncirculated often come with very sharp details and rims.
     
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  8. Evan8

    Evan8 A Little Off Center

    Yeah even with the awful pics I'm saying no. 1916 was a great year for great strikes. I have a few really nice 1916 wheats with strong strikes.... obviously this one

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  9. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    No, even out of focus, the rims look non-proof to me. If he was so sure , he would have sent it in for a slab. Jim
     
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  10. BadThad

    BadThad Calibrated for Lincolns

    Just another ignorant seller, almost all mint state 1916's look like proofs to the untrained eye because the master hub was "fixed and enhanced".
     
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