Just Nice to Collect or Worth Sumthing?

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by LuckyCoin, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. LuckyCoin

    LuckyCoin HappyHunting

    This is just my 2nd box of pennies i'v search thru and found this nice and large die crack. I really couldn't find a straight answer if die cracks are worth anything or just nice collectibles to find. I know the penny itself is pretty beat up but I was just surprised how large the die crack was. Thanks for any advise or comments anybody makes. Thanks for stopping by and....:wideyed: Happy Hunting o_O
     

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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    Best Answer
    A Die Crack is not a crack on the coin itself. It is a crack on the Die that strikes the blank planchet. So when the die strikes, the metal flows into the crack leaving a raised appearance on the coin. Many people confuse what a Die Crack actually is.
    That circular looking issue is not raised and cannot be a Die Crack. Looks like someone took a circular sharp edged object and struck the Cent with it.
    There is a mint error know as an Incomplete clipped planchet but when that occurs it cuts into both sides of the Planchet and leaves a similar incused cut such as yours. But yours shows no evidence of this.
     
  4. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    So your saying that the line is completely raised from on end to the other?
    The area starting at the A thru the s of EPU looks scratched into the surface.
     
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  5. Bambam8778

    Bambam8778 Well-Known Member

    I'm not seeing a raised line as would appear in a die crack. I think it could be a sratch or a stain of some sort.
     
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  6. Bambam8778

    Bambam8778 Well-Known Member

    I didn't address the other issue of value. I don't think this one has any value as I don't think it's a die crack. I have sold a few lincoln cents with die cracks in unusual places and some that are very wide. It all depends on what you have and who wants to pay what for it. I think the most I've ever sold a lincoln with die crack(s) in was for about 2.50 and it had multiple. Not big time money but when you're starting out, it helps you add some funds to your collection if you can find a few! Happy hunting!
     
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  7. LuckyCoin

    LuckyCoin HappyHunting

    Thanks so much...def i'll have to go double chk and lol bcareful of jumping the gun lol....Thanks for all the advise and comments
     
  8. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    Best Answer
    A Die Crack is not a crack on the coin itself. It is a crack on the Die that strikes the blank planchet. So when the die strikes, the metal flows into the crack leaving a raised appearance on the coin. Many people confuse what a Die Crack actually is.
    That circular looking issue is not raised and cannot be a Die Crack. Looks like someone took a circular sharp edged object and struck the Cent with it.
    There is a mint error know as an Incomplete clipped planchet but when that occurs it cuts into both sides of the Planchet and leaves a similar incused cut such as yours. But yours shows no evidence of this.
     
  9. LuckyCoin

    LuckyCoin HappyHunting

    Wow always love your detail and knowledge paddyman. Ur replies are always eye opening and taken with great appreciation. thanks so much
     
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