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2019 Lincoln penny with a mint fingerprint.

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  • 2019 Lincoln penny with a mint fingerprint.

    I found this penny in my collection, it looks interesting.
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    You called it right. It is a fingerprint, but there is no way you can say it is a 'mint' fingerprint. It could have come from anywhere.
    Bob Piazza
    Lincoln Cent Attributer

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Anita View Post
      I found this penny in my collection, it looks interesting.

      It looks like some one may have added some sort of caustic material to their fingers and then touched the coin. Once coins leave the mint and are in the hands of people who are mischievious or bored, a lot of weird coins are born from a garage.
      Gary Kozera
      CONECA State Representative for Virginia
      Website: http://www.minterrors.org

      Unsure if it is mechanical/machine/strike doubling or damage? I suggest reading this post below !
      Updated as of May 4th 2022 !
      https://minterrors.org/what-is-machi...anical-damage/
      Another Post - Updated as of October 17th 2022:

      https://minterrors.org/what-is-a-die-variety-coins/

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      • #4
        Thank you for your opinion about my Lincoln Vampire.

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