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1943 D penny question

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  • 1943 D penny question

    Out of my collection pops this one. Has this one been chemically cleaned or MD? It has some of the markers of WDDO-022 but (again) I am just an amateur.
    Thanks again for any information!
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  • #2
    This one does not look like it was reprocessed. It is actually a very nice coin. The 'trench' around the profile is from re-engraving. They did this to sharpen the details on some dies. The rest of the items you have noted actually look pretty normal. Maybe a little bit of deterioration around the devices.
    Bob Piazza
    Lincoln Cent Attributer


    • #3
      Thank you for the quick response Bob. I have never heard of re-engraving but now I know.
      I wasn't quite sure about the rest because they are not as accentuated as I thought but there are several die cracks on the wheat ears that almost match and the D looked DD to me.
      Thanks again.


      • #4
        My mistake... The D looked like a RPM.


        • #5
          They would engrave the working hubs with a channel. That's what you're seeing around the profile.
          Jason Cuvelier

          Lead attributer


          • #6
            I don't see an RPM on your coin. Die cracks are pretty common on most cents, and the steel cents had some dies that took a beating. As far as die cracks matching, we need to remember that die cracks will continue to progress with continued striking. They can go from a small inconspicuous dot to a massive crack. The position will always be the same and in order to use it as a marker, that is important.
            Bob Piazza
            Lincoln Cent Attributer


            • #7
              Thank you both for the information. I guess I haven't enough UNC coins to see a channel!