Sad find

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Peter M Black, May 25, 2022.

  1. Peter M Black

    Peter M Black Active Member

    Here's my find-of-the-day from a roll search. Sadly, the date is pretty much gone - I wish I'd discovered it about 25 years ago. Any guesses? img011.jpg img012.jpg
     
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  3. PamR

    PamR Well-Known Member

    To me… I say 1918.
     
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  4. Peter M Black

    Peter M Black Active Member

    Thanks, Pam that was my guess too. Could that be a "D" or "S" too?
     
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  5. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    I'm seeing a 1912S. Don't know why? Maybe intuitiveness? It could happen as rare as that may be. I just got a thought about the Titanic and went with it sadly as that may be. :(
    It could be a 1918S as well. We may not ever know Sir for real.
     
  6. The Eidolon

    The Eidolon Well-Known Member

    Messed around with the contrast and brightness a bit to see if anything showed up.
    Not really, though I think the third digit is a "1". When I have old billon coins with very poor contrast, I find holding them in bright sunlight at an oblique angle I can often see details that I can't capture in a photograph, especially if I rotate them at various orientations. You could also try doing a rubbing of the surface with a soft pencil edge and thin paper. Good luck.
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  7. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Let's just say 1911S and call it a day!! :rolleyes::)
     
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  8. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Hey, You could try a rolling paper to trace on? Never tried it but worth a shot.;)
     
  9. MeowtheKitty

    MeowtheKitty Well-Known Member

    Looks like 1918 S to Meow. But did they even make S mints that year???
     
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  10. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Hey!!! Welcome to the party Pal! I'm quite sure they did.;)
     
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  11. Omegaraptor

    Omegaraptor Gobrecht/Longacre Enthusiast

    They sure did. My album coin 1918-S is actually my nicest mintmarked teens/twenties Lincoln. Even has traces of original red left over!
    1918scentobverse.jpg 1918scentreverse.jpg
     
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  12. mrweaseluv

    mrweaseluv Supporter! Supporter

    I would say 18 s
     
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  13. MeowtheKitty

    MeowtheKitty Well-Known Member

    Meow has been busy with Cat stuff. Still CRH, but been getting a lot of BU rolls. So Meow just keeps them.
     
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  14. Hommer

    Hommer Curator of Semi Precious Coinage Supporter

    I believe it's a '16 S, no 6 variety.
     
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  15. Cliff Reuter

    Cliff Reuter Well-Known Member

    Just curious what the weight might be?
    How far off normal of 3.1grams?
     
  16. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    I am with others, I see a 1918 S. Definitely an S, the 8 possibly could be a 6 but my first look and I would label it a 18S.
     
  17. mlov43

    mlov43 주화 수집가

    Yeah. This one is difficult...
     
  18. Peter M Black

    Peter M Black Active Member

    I'm not that advanced to have a scale to weigh.
     
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  19. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    I would get one sir. Amazon has decent ones for about $20. Money well spent in the hobby sir, and you never know when it can come in handy. My wife uses it for random things on occasion. If only for CRH, it can quickly answer questions about oddball things you may run across.
     
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  20. Maxfli

    Maxfli Well-Known Member

    I'm with Hommer on the date: 1916.

    No clue about the mint mark, however.
     
  21. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    I don't see the VDB on the "shoulder" of the bust on the obverse so that means it is pre-1918.
     
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