Odd anomaly on a Lincoln cent

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by TypeCoin971793, Dec 6, 2018 at 12:32 PM.

  1. I saw this coin on Facebook, and the owner was wondering why it looks like this. My thought about the reverse was indirect design transfer and some grease strike-through, but the obverse is very flat, also possibly because of the result of grease. The owner says he pulled it out of a OBW roll. Some other individuals are vehemently saying that this could be done with a vice job, while others think that it could happen at the mint. If it was a vice job, there are lots of things missing (incuse details/lettering from secondary coin, crushed rims, etc.).

    These are the pictures I have, so sorry that they are not the best.

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    And doing some research revealed a phenomenon called a “greasy ghost”.

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  4. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    Possibly a Greasy Ghost as stated.

    Also could be.. A Weak Strike which I have seen on another 1955 Cents. There were several 1955 Weak Strikes.
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2018 at 12:48 PM
  5. SilverDollar2017

    SilverDollar2017 Did someone say Morgan Dollars?

    Could be a grease filled die.
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