The 1959 Lincoln cent

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Bmagold, Jan 25, 2021.

  1. Bmagold

    Bmagold Active Member

    I saw the mule Sacagewea dollar with the president dollar rev. Pretty cool. I would think quality control is much better today than it was in 1959. Do any of you think that there is a 1959 wheat rev. out there somewhere? And I'm kinda curious does anyone ever even have the slightest problem with the wheat back ending in 1958 instead of 59 or does it only bother those of us with O C D issues. Be honest now. I know that 59 was a commemorative year for Lincoln but c'mon the world would be a much better place if they would have just started the memorial back in 1960.
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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    I agree , it would sound practical but I'm sure there was reason ( ? ) . Anyone know ?
  4. Bmagold

    Bmagold Active Member

    Well from what I understand the reason is 1959 was a commemorative year for Lincoln I don't remember exactly what it was commemmorating ?
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  5. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

  6. Bmagold

    Bmagold Active Member

    Yes I know @ that one but I understood it to not be genuine or authentic
  7. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    Sorry to waste your time by trying to provide some information to help answer your question. I guess I should have known you were already aware even though there is nothing in your post. Maybe other members might enjoy the story behind that coin

    BTW: Although many believe the coin in the link is counterfeit (including me), it still hasn't been completely accepted by the hobby
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  8. Bmagold

    Bmagold Active Member

    You didn't waste my time and I am very glad you wrote it's just that I didn't consider that one because I really did undstand it to be determined a fake
  9. Bmagold

    Bmagold Active Member

    I really just want to see how many of you believe or feel that there may might be any out there as I said I saw the Sacagewea dollar with the president dollar rev. Pretty cool . And stated that the quality control has to be better today than back in 1959
  10. mike estes

    mike estes Active Member

    yea the mints technology of all parts of the minting process gets better and better every year. i would bet human error is the cause of the Sacagawea/Presidential Reverse Dollar mule.
  11. Leonard Quick Sr

    Leonard Quick Sr New Member

    I have learned a lot by not saying anything. Ears open and mouth shut. I find no matter what is said, some one will say it is wrong.
  12. LA_Geezer

    LA_Geezer Well-Known Member

    As Cronkite used to say, "That's the way it is."
  13. CaptHenway

    CaptHenway Survivor

    I have examined one purported 1959 plain wheat cent and one purported 1959-D wheat cent and did not think that either one was genuine.
  14. UncleScroge

    UncleScroge Well-Known Member

    I was always under the impression that it was changed in 1959 because it had been fifty years since the IHC was retired, and it was time for a small change. (No pun intended.)
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  15. Bmagold

    Bmagold Active Member

    Yea but that was clever.
  16. Bmagold

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  17. Bmagold

    Bmagold Active Member

    Really WOW! How would you even fake something like that?
  18. coinup

    coinup Junior Member

    The 1959 Memorial was introduced on the 150th anniversary of A Lincoln's birth....
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  19. Badger Mint

    Badger Mint Active Member

    Easy to fake. Make transfer dies from a wheat reverse cent and a 1959 obverse cent, purchase a type II blank and strike your coin. easy if you have the skill set, that is...
  20. yakpoo

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  21. yakpoo

    yakpoo Member

    When I was young, I wondered why politicians were ruining U.S. coin designs. All designs circulated at the time...Wheaties vs. Memorial, Buffalo vs. Jefferson, Mercury vs. Roosevelt, SLQ vs. Washington, Walkers vs. Franklin...there was just no comparison. I realized from a very early age that government was heading in the wrong direction.
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