Post your Lincolns!

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by New Gen. Nick, Oct 4, 2011.


Do you like the new pennies?


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  1. RonSanderson

    RonSanderson Supporter! Supporter

    I can see that your 1925-D is a different die pair than mine. On this one, the left edge of the D is to the left of the 2. On yours, the D is centered under the 2.

    On both of them, it looks like the sharp detail in the beard has been eroded off of the master hub - it's just not the same as it was in Denver just 9 years earlier.
    01c 1925-D full 02.jpg
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  3. mas4492

    mas4492 Junior Member

    Mine be lefty-loosey too...
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  4. Jdiablo30

    Jdiablo30 Well-Known Member

    Not mine,but saw this one last night. Really want it to be mine though. A 67bn. Wowsers IMG_20170126_204557_215.jpg IMG_20170126_204609_018.jpg
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  5. SuperDave

    SuperDave Free the Cartwheels!

    Sole Top Pop. I don't believe it's been offered in public before. Or, it's so new that both CoinFacts and the Population Report don't reflect it yet.
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  6. BadThad

    BadThad Calibrated for Lincolns

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    BadThad Calibrated for Lincolns

  8. RonSanderson

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    I just cannot capture this 1917 Philadelphia cent's personality with a camera. In hand, the reverse's luster radiates beneath a deep maroon color. It's like looking into a glass of burgundy.

    The 1917-D shows some obverse die erosion, especially noticeable around IN GOD WE TRUST, the L in LIBERTY, and the date. Yet the reverse is fresh and sharp. It even has a completely filled out O that is hard to find. Both sides retain attractive mint luster around the devices. Sometimes I wonder about the eBay sellers - this was advertised as "1917-D Lincoln Cent nice original VF-XF". I see only the merest touches of abrasion on a coin struck from a worn die, not wear.

    The 1917-S was posted in post #4110 with the seller's photos. These are new. I didn't know coins came with sunset scenes on the reverse. Not merely is this coin Brown, but it seems to have every possible shade of brown represented somewhere.
    01c 1917 #03 full 02.gif 01c 1917-D full 01.jpg 01c 1917-S full 02.jpg
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  9. SuperDave

    SuperDave Free the Cartwheels!

    OK, that 1917-S morphs my feelings from admiration to downright jealousy. :p
  10. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    It's a Lincoln right! IMG_3065.JPG IMG_3066.JPG
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  11. RonSanderson

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    These were already posted in #4075, and discussed in the thread "Lincoln 1918 - Guess the mint". These are all new pictures, now that I'm longer using the iPhone.

    The weak strike on the 1918-D's reverse is typical for this year.
    01c 1918 full 01.jpg 01c 1918-D full 02.jpg 01c 1918-S full 01.gif
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  12. Jdiablo30

    Jdiablo30 Well-Known Member

    Wow I just bought a 66rb that looks almost identical to that one,had to check mine to make sure it wasn't the same one,almost has the same identifying marks in the field too. Wierd
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  13. RonSanderson

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    I recently posted new photos of 1919 in post #4157 , so I am going to skip past them.
    These are new pictures of the 1920 series that upgrade the ones in post #4084.

    The 1920-D seems to be about AU with some honest dirt and some light woody striping on the reverse. It just has a good, solid feel of a penny that's been through a number of hands, purses, and pockets.

    01c 1920 full 02.jpg 01c 1920-D full 02.jpg 01c 1920-S full 01.gif
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  15. Jdiablo30

    Jdiablo30 Well-Known Member

    Two more I won last night. My 41-d I have now is a 64bn,so hopefully I can get this 41 into at least a 65rb. Maybe with the potential to cross at 66. Reverse might be holding it back a smidge.
    Then the 1930s is just a funky looking coin that I love.65rb on that one. Will be off to pcgs once in hand IMG_20170130_062612_460.jpg IMG_20170130_062629_511.jpg IMG_20170130_062653_159.jpg IMG_20170130_062709_449.jpg
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  16. RonSanderson

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    I confess I paid a bit more than usual for this coin, but they are hard to find.

    This just arrived in an old ANACS holder as an MS62. This looks like another case where I can break it out without fear. If I were into grading I think I might gain a couple of points with this one. This photo is through the plastic.

    Feel free to weigh in if you have a grade for this one.

    01c 1914-S full 01.jpg

    By the way, this is the seller's photo. In an attempt to show the color they overexposed the coin and obscured the beautiful detail.
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  17. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    I would send it to CAC for a gold!
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  18. RonSanderson

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    New pictures for 1921.

    There is an excellent set of three articles starting with The Coinage of 1921, Part One on the NGC site. The author points out that "Typical of branch mint coins produced during the 1920s, both the obverse and reverse dies employed to strike this issue were used way beyond their reasonable limit, and examples showing extreme die erosion are found quite often."

    In this case, the obverse of the 1921-S has a slight woody effect that runs through the high points of the face, making it look lighter, so it seems more worn and weaker than it is. On the reverse the lack of detail in the right wheat ear is also typical, originating with the worn die, not from circulation.

    01c 1921 full 01.jpg 01c 1921-S full 03.jpg
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  19. BadThad

    BadThad Calibrated for Lincolns

    The issue with the right wheat stalk is common to the series, it's mostly due to non-parallel dies and insufficient die pressure. Dies tend to wear pretty evenly and I've seen many examples with sharp left stalks and weak right stalks....which seems to substantiate the theory.

    This is what happens when the die wears, notice how even the lack of detail this coin, one of my favs.

    I've asked many times on various forums if anyone else has a Lincoln in this condition and shows this much die errorsion. Nobody has stepped up yet.....

    1925Ddiewear.jpg 1925DdiewearREV.jpg
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  20. RonSanderson

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    This 1922-D doesn't quite match up in terms of die erosion. It does have some weak wheat stalks and smearing of the lettering at the top of the reverse and the mint mark. The obverse is holding more detail that @BadThad 's cent. The weakest reverse I have is on the 1918-D posted above (#4250) and in Lincoln 1918 - Guess the mint.

    When the dies are this worn I have trouble telling how much circulation wear the coin has. This one still has faint luster behind the head and the slightest change in color on the cheekbone and beard. I put it in my spreadsheet as an XF. Could it be an AU?
    01c 1922-D full 01.jpg
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  21. mas4492

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