Possible Lg. 2 stamped above the 3 in 1983 date?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Scottyk111, Apr 2, 2020.

  1. Scottyk111

    Scottyk111 New Member

    Hello. First post. I came across this Lincoln cent with what appears to be a large 2 stamped above the 3 in the 1983 date. There's also some strange measurement markings in black marker? Could this be some kind of experiment/1st piece test or double die of the number? Curious anyones thoughts? 20181113_212823.jpg 20181113_213024.jpg 20181113_213506-1.jpg 20181113_213506.jpg 20181113_213024-1.jpg
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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    No. that is a plating blister mixed with a little pareidolia on your end.
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  4. Scottyk111

    Scottyk111 New Member

    Thank you. I had to ask because the size and shape is surely embossed like a two
  5. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Ditto on pareidolia! ~ Chris
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  6. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Whoa.. If Avery would of seen this one it would of been a Dropped element thread! :hilarious:
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  7. Scottyk111

    Scottyk111 New Member

    What's that suppossed to mean?
  8. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    It has nothing to do with you.. Don't worry.
    Another member thinks that every anomaly he finds is a dropped element. But you don't worry because you don't have that.
  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It's a plating blister that resumbles a 2 to you. The coin is Zinc and this is a common problem on them.

    Welcome to CT.
  10. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Just read the above comments. It was meant as a joke but in reality it's a shame. A dropped element is rare and you don't have one. Neither do I but that could change if I find one for sale that I like.
  11. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    These zinc coated cents are the worst for oddities like yours showing up. Plating blisters are common, so we think we see things in the shapes. Welcome to CT an keep looking at your change.
  12. Scottyk111

    Scottyk111 New Member

    Thanks for all the input. I have a bunch of others that may be DD mint mark, copper dime, etc.
    I'm still pretty new because stamps are more of my hobby. I'll post more photos
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