Ultra Rare Mint Error - 1948 S Lincoln "LIBERTV" Cent.. VALUE?

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  1. mpl

    mpl New Member

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  3. Pete Apple

    Pete Apple Well-Known Member

    The Y is damaged.

    Not an error
  4. mpl

    mpl New Member

    It is larger on the coin than the rest of the word, damage from an impact would not stretch the lettering
  5. Pete Apple

    Pete Apple Well-Known Member

    Damage mashed it flat!
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  6. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Celebrating 75 Years Active Collecting Supporter

    Worth one cent.
  7. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast Supporter

    Copper is rather soft and subject to deformation from impacts. That's what happened here. This is a common occurrence on a common coin, so its value is only a couple of cents.
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  8. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    Nope. Circulation hit.
    DEFDAM - Definitely Damaged

    Worth just 1 Cent
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  9. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Damage. 1 Cent.
    What makes you think that one random coin out of all of the cents minted that year just happened to use a single die with a "V" instead of a "Y"?
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  10. Matthew Kruse

    Matthew Kruse Young Numismatist

  11. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Oh dang. I missed that.
    What a durp.
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  12. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

    Yes, it absolutely would
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  13. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity

    @mpl …don’t feel like the Lone Ranger, we’ve all had a few bubbles burst along the way. Better you hear the truth now as you go through your fathers’ coins.

    Go to doubleddie.com. Read the sections listed there, especially How Dies Are Made and Worthless Doubling. Because you are gonna find that, as you proceed, you need to know this criteria, if you haven’t read it yet.

    AND…go to error-ref.com to learn what true errors are. You have a unique opportunity here…don’t just try to sell your Dads’ coins, learn about them…become a better collector…collecting is not just about what a coin is worth.
  14. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator


    It is, however, worth more than one cent. It’s an S-Mint Wheatie, after all. So it’s worth a few cents, plural.
  15. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    @mpl - soliciting sales or swaps is not permitted on the discussion boards. There is, however, a For Sale forum where it is allowed, once you’re through the short probationary period and have read the rules posted at the top of that board. Welcome to CT. (That’s CoinTalk, not Connecticut. LOL.)
  16. CamaroDMD

    CamaroDMD [Insert Clever Title] Supporter

    I agree with the assessments of the others, this coin has suffered damage and is only worth a couple cents at the most.
  17. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    OK thanks for the warning. If you don't mind my asking, why are you even putting up with this? If they're errors, return them and get your money back. Or at least insist on good ones. Don't let them get away with this, it's not fair, you paid good money for these. Don't be a fool. You have rights. Just because they're the US Mint, that doesn't mean they can push you around!
  18. Omegaraptor

    Omegaraptor Gobrecht/Longacre Enthusiast

    Second this. This would be a good learning opportunity to find out about the Mint process, particularly the planchet, die, and strike, and all the errors and varieties that can happen with these.
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