Lincoln's beard

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by John Wiebel, Feb 28, 2020.

  1. John Wiebel

    John Wiebel New Member

    Has anyone else noticed the detail in Lincoln's beard is no longer there? I have looked at last year's cents and compared them with say a 2008 cent. On the 2008 you can see the hairlines. On the 2019 the beard is flat. When did this change? John
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  3. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Welcome to CT John. I think that the sheer volume of cents being turned out that the dies become worn quickly, so less details show up. Some of the finer detailed coins would come from the mint putting a new working die in place. I could be wrong so wait for others to chime in.
  4. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    The Lincoln obverse as well as reverse overall design was changed after 2009 and has become more mushy. I'm not a fan of these changes. And I'm not a fan of the shield.
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  5. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Yeah, these extremely low relief Lincolns they put out these days are for the birds.
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  6. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    I would think the only way to make an equal comparison is to compare two proof coins.
  7. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    I'm not a fan of Lincoln cents, PERIOD! ~ Chris
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