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I know it is a striking error, but what?

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  • wavysteps
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    James and Mike - Thank you for your replies. I had an idea that this was due to a capped die, but was not real sure.

    As with all 1983 (just about) reverses, this has its share of die cracks and chips. The left base does have a die chip that extends as a crack to the rim. The right base has a die crack to the rim as does the left roof corner, through the E of UNITED into the rim and the right cornice corner has a die crack that touches the R of AMERICA on its way to the rim. Also, the die has been abraded to remove at least two different die clashes. Busy reverse, LOL.

    Thanks again.

    BJ Neff

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  • diamond
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    Yes, it's a generic capped die strike. I'm not sure if it's a conventional late-stage die cap, or a mid- to late-stage uniface die cap. The two are almost impossible to distinguish as they both allow a ghost image of Lincoln to bleed through. There's something going on at the base of the left side of the Memorial. Seems to be a raised blemish of some sort. Die damage?

    A capped die strike from a uniface die cap is easier to distinguish when there is just a trace of Lincoln's ghost, but no sign of the incuse pillars of the Memorial.

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  • JamesWiles
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    BJ. I would call that a struck through late stage capped die. The die cap has thinned out enough for Lincoln to start showing through.

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  • wavysteps
    started a topic I know it is a striking error, but what?

    I know it is a striking error, but what?

    While I do understand varieties, my knowledge of striking errors is somewhat limited. Case in point; these are pictures of what I believe is a 1983 Lincoln cent.





    While the reverse seems normal, the obverse is definitely not. One feature that I could not capture is the indent on the obverse of the Memorial building outline. I have a feeling that this was caused by at least two planchets/coins in the striking chamber. HELP!!!!

    BJ Neff
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