Is this an indent Coin? Is the line that appears to be a die break normal?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Kja198, Jan 29, 2020.

  1. Kja198

    Kja198 New Member

    First Post on cointalk!
    So this coin has been a struggle for me. I think I have determined it’s either an indent coin or a brockage error? I also wasn’t sure if the line that is piercing from the right side of the coin through Lincoln’s head had any significance? Also the back is not effected. Any info or suggestions would be greatly appreciated, and thanks in advance!
    - Kasey

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  3. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    @paddyman98 He knows this error. Wait for his opinion...
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  4. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    Need photo of reverse to say what your coin may be.
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  5. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    Yes, a nice error
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  6. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    That's a good looking coin! I found one similar to yours (but not as large) while roll searching. A nice planchet indent. I can post pictures when I get home.
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  7. Nathan401

    Nathan401 Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Supporter

    A real error from a new member!!! Congratulations, nice find!!
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  8. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    That's rare, for the member and the coin! ;)
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  9. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    That's a nice Indented strike - about 40-50%.

    Another unstuck planchet was laying on top of
    this planchet when it was struck.

    The other coin would be a 40% off center strike
    cent with a uniface reverse.

    Found in circulation - you're darn lucky !
  10. Jersey magic man

    Jersey magic man Supporter! Supporter

    If you can see the outline of Lincoln’s head wouldn’t this have to be struck on a cent that was already struck? Or would the strike pass through the unstruck planchet and make an impression?
  11. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Oh that is sweet looking! A great error but I must ask, where is the other coin that was on top of this one? That's going to be an error too.

    Welcome to CT.
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  12. coin roll

    coin roll Active Member

    MUST see the reverse before giving an opinion.
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  13. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Yes this "indent" is on a cent that was previously struck, but I don't think the piece causing the indent was a blank planchet. The indent appears to show an enlarged distorted image of the lower corner area of the Memorial. It looks to me like an off-center strike of a previously struck cent through a mid to late stage capped die. A picture of the reverse would be instructive.
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  14. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Here is my indented cent found while roll searching.
    1982 Planchet Indent.jpg
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  15. Chuck_A

    Chuck_A Well-Known Member

    Nice find! Welcome to CT. I'm not qualified to give you a definitive answer, but this coin is a similar coin that's also broadstruck. Please excuse the photo, a work in progress. :( 20200129_153351.jpg
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  16. enamel7

    enamel7 Junior Member

    Definitely an indent error!
  17. Kja198

    Kja198 New Member

    Thank you for the help! Here are a few photos of the back!

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  18. Kja198

    Kja198 New Member

    thank you so much for the help! Here is the back!

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  19. Kja198

    Kja198 New Member

    I appreciate all the responses and advice from everyone! Im glad I joined the community!
  20. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    After seeing the reverse I'm going to backpedal on my earlier comment, It isn't double struck, and it does appear to be a simple indent, but I am surprised at how much of the obverse detail seems to have been transferred through the intervening planchet.
  21. Jersey magic man

    Jersey magic man Supporter! Supporter

    I also am amazed at the amount of detail that has transferred. I think that the intervening planchet was struck against an already struck cent that had not yet ejected from the striking collar. The cent would not have moved so no doubling would be noted and it would account for the details under the indent. Just my theory..
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