Trying to figure out if this is a rim defect?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Sgtfury488, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. Sgtfury488

    Sgtfury488 New Member

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    1968 Lincoln penny rim defect?

    I am trying to figure out if this is a rim defect. I'm not sure if the planchet was stamped off center? It looks like the rim thins down around the word trust. Any help would be appreciated greatly. Thanks. FYI it does not look at all like the coin was dented or smashed along that side.
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  3. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    It looks like a normal 68-D. Most coins are not perfect. There are always very slight anomalous or imperfections. It could be a very slight misalignment, it's not significant IMO. Still a nice 68-D with a boatload of luster! icon_smile_thumbsup.gif
  4. Sgtfury488

    Sgtfury488 New Member

    Thanks. I thought it looked to be pretty clean. For the age. Do you think it has any value either for collecting or selling?
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  5. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    What do you mean by clean? By clean do you mean, problem free? The word clean or cleaned in the same sentence with coin, is a bad thing. Generally speaking, you don't want a cleaned coin.

    Yes, it has a collecting would look good in your collection. Selling value? Not unless it graded MS69 or 70.
  6. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    It's worth one cent. Fun to find a cent this old but not worth more than face value.
  7. Sgtfury488

    Sgtfury488 New Member

    I just meant it it looked in good condition. Or esthetically pleasing.
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  8. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Well-Known Member

    Welcome to Coin Talk. Your coin would look nice in a Lincoln cent album.
  9. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    If you plan to stick around and want to learn about errors, try this site: In fair warning, I’ve found maybe 20-30 collectible errors in years of searching tens of thousands of coins (likely hundreds of thousands). Don’t be disappointed when just about every coin you find is not an error. Because most coins are not errors.

    P.S. “Good condition” in numismatics is actually pretty beat up condition. :p
  10. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Agreed. It is nice, for a 51 year old cent.

    Unfortunately, this is also true. While it is nice, it is still a common Lincoln Memorial cent, and really isn't worth more than face value (or maybe 5-10 cents at best). But it's nice despite that.
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  11. Sgtfury488

    Sgtfury488 New Member

    Thanks to all of you for the info/tips. I really appreciate having people help out a newbie.
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