Very, Very Deep Triple Obverse 1 Cent Die Clash

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by JCro57, Aug 26, 2019.

  1. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

    This is among the deepest die clashes I have seen on a Lincoln cent, copper or zinc. I see at least a triple clash on the obverse, known as a "Prisoner" cent for obvious reasons.

    The reverse clashes on Lincoln cents are always considerably weaker. However, you can see faint clashing of his profile inside the Memorial, and the outline of his back and the back of his head as well.

    A beautiful color and definitely an MS example. Enjoy!

    ~Joe Cronin
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  3. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    Looks like a doubled die clash!

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  4. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

    Very nice die clashes, Joe. Thanks for sharing. :happy:
  5. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

    Look directly behind his head. I see three, clear columns. Maybe 4?
  6. ToughCOINS

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  7. Kentucky

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    I can't see behind his head, his head is in the way :) can definitely see two, more maybe, but not certainly. I like it.
  8. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    I'm talking about this doubling. At the top of the columns.

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  9. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

    Me too. Count the number of the first set directly behind his head in front of the Y in LIBERTY.

    I see four in that grouping.
  10. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    Yep, I can see the possibility of the 4 clashes you reference. I have a few prisoner cents I pulled from change back in the 80s in a box somewhere, but none like that. Seems like the mint was either having problems back then or it just chose to run the dies longer to keep up with demand.

    In any case, nice coin
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