My Strange coin

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by Mary Carmouche, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. Mary Carmouche

    Mary Carmouche New Member

    While looking through my change I found a 1988 Lincoln penny where Lincoln looks smaller then all of my other pennies. Also, there's a circular indention on the front side of the penny. I broke out the ruler and sure enough the Lincoln on this particular penny is smaller than the other pennies. In the comparison photo it looks smaller to me also. I'm just wondering if there's something different about this penny.

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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Cool story but this thread won't help without pictures...
  4. ken454

    ken454 Well-Known Member

    different years, different dies, cant really compare them, plus the '88 is a copper plated zinc cent with some die deterioration happening, nothing out of the ordinary...welcome to CT
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  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Looks normal to me. Welcome to CT.
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  8. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Look for the same titled thread that posted at 9:31.

  9. PassthePuck

    PassthePuck Active Member

    odds are, the circular indention is due to the packing sleeve machine. But it's hard to tell when you don't post pictures. I guess your figures we can imagine what the coin looks like hoping we can give you a full assessment of the coin by pull it out of the air?
  10. PassthePuck

    PassthePuck Active Member

    Do us all a favor. Please crop out the background in the image so we can see more of the coin and less background...thanks!

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  11. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    All three are worth 1 Cent each

    Just a suggestion. There is a Error Coins forum here on CoinTalk.. Create future threads there and not the What's it worth forum.
    Many minor errors have little or no premium at all.

    Once again.. This is just a suggestion. I'm not trying to be bossy.
  12. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    I guess you've had your second cup of coffee. LOL
    Also Mary, please try to orientate your photos correctly. Make it easier to view.
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  13. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Well-Known Member

    Also click Full Image instead of Thumbnail.

  14. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Well-Known Member

    Welcome to Coin Talk. According to The Red Book, "In 1969. the die were modified to strengthen the design, and Lincoln's head was made slightly smaller". So if the head is slightly smaller it should be the same size as the 1973. During 1982 the head, was again, made smaller.
  15. Mary Carmouche

    Mary Carmouche New Member

  16. Mary Carmouche

    Mary Carmouche New Member

    Thank you
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