What is going on with Lincoln's face? Why doesn't this occur elsewhere?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by JCro57, May 20, 2019.

  1. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

    Look at his sideburns and facial area. If it is from multiple off center strikes, why aren't other areas like that and it is just the side of his face?

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  3. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    I do see a little of what you are seeing but, I think it is just from the planchet expanding beyond the collar.
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  4. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    So I'm just talking off the cuff, but I think that's a single broadstrike and the metal flows make it appear as though the images are doubled. Here's my broadstrike for reference.
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  5. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    many of the reverse letters and to the right of the memorial is just like Abe's face.
  6. Wanderingbark116

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  7. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    I believe Mike Diamond calls this
    'split-line doubling' from striking
    pressure, and there being no collar to 'hold'
    the coin, so the copper plating splits apart/off the
    surface of the coin.
  8. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Kinda seeing top of head too
  9. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Whats going on around EPU. Wish i had an idea what I'm seeing. Bail me out
  10. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Very nice error but don't stare at it too long. It will make your eyes water. :)

    @JCro57 Just where do you find all of these neat errors that you've been posting lately?
    Last edited: May 20, 2019
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  11. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not activity

    I may be way off base here, but I agree with Fred, and here's how I think it happens, not an expert like Fred, so bear with me:

    The die initially hits the planchet and creates the "doubling" of the bust...then the rest of the pressure of the strike completes itself on the un-collared coin, creating the central design.

    Makes sense logistically, imo, but this seems to cover what Fred said too...Spark
  12. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

    I know about split plating. I am talking about what looks like raised metal from other strikes.

    I should get a better idea in hand
  13. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

    Oops. Sorry, Fred. I replied to you in error
  14. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

    Good luck at some shows.
    Good luck at online stuff.
  15. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I can find good stuff in my area but they want a small fortune for it.
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