Lincoln 1990 D Die crack?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Tin_Man_0, Jan 25, 2020.

  1. Tin_Man_0

    Tin_Man_0 Active Member

    Is this a die crack going along the whole top edge of this 1990 D Linconln cent or can the whole copper layer kinda slide crating a wrinkle? I imagine at the rate they stamp these, the heat gets high enough to melt the zink and then the whole think is kinda like one of those foil wrapped chocolate coins left out in the sun.

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  3. thomas mozzillo

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  4. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    Sorry, but it's damage. Whatever caused the scratch also damaged the letters. You can see the displaced metal, especially in the S.

    It also looks like there may be some exposed zinc that's beginning to darken/corrode along the scratch

    BTW: the minting process doesn't generate enough heat to melt zinc
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