New to coin collecting

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Rachel Perez, Sep 15, 2019.

  1. Rachel Perez

    Rachel Perez Newbie Coin Addict

    I have a beautiful 1986 Lincoln cent that I need a more professional opinion on.. I believe it's doubled on the date and I'm curious about the ring around part of the rim. Is it a laminate error? IMG_20190915_141156679.jpg
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  3. alurid

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  4. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    1984 ;)
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  5. Rachel Perez

    Rachel Perez Newbie Coin Addict

  6. Rachel Perez

    Rachel Perez Newbie Coin Addict

    Do what I think you are saying is.. Unless it is posted in the book it isn't a good doubling!?
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  7. Stevearino

    Stevearino Supporter! Supporter

    That is what he is saying. The only exception would be a "discovery" piece, which is hardly ever going to happen, even for the most dedicated coin roll hunters.

    Welcome to CT, Rachel.

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  8. Rachel Perez

    Rachel Perez Newbie Coin Addict

    But one can hope! After all all discoveries were new once! JS
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  9. Stevearino

    Stevearino Supporter! Supporter

    True. Reminds me of the Minnesota Public Radio/American Public Media slogan for their Composer's Datebook: "Reminding us that all music was once new."

    But don't quit your day job.

  10. Rachel Perez

    Rachel Perez Newbie Coin Addict

    No worries there lol! I just inherited some silver coins, Morgan and peace dollars plus some Ike dollars. The earliest Morgan is 1896. Also I now own quite a few silver halves including 3 Benjamins and a walking liberty. I have no idea what they are worth. Any help with these would be appreciated.
  11. Stevearino

    Stevearino Supporter! Supporter

    Your photo of the Lincoln cent was great. Post obverse and reverse of the coins and I'm sure someone will help.

    If you think you might be interested in getting into collecting coins, a copy of what we call "the Redbook." Check at a local coin store, or Google coin guidebooks, or check at your local library. You don't need a current copy, as the prices, even in the current edition aren't reliable. An edition from a previous year is cheap, but contains a wealth of information.

  12. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

  13. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

  14. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    The date doubling is from the coin being plated and not worth any extra money. The ring along the edge of the coin is from a worn die. A nice example but not worth any extra. Welcome to CT.
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  15. Rachel Perez

    Rachel Perez Newbie Coin Addict

    Thanks Steve! Happy hunting! ☺️
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