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1977 Lincoln Cent issues.

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  • 1977 Lincoln Cent issues.

    I had a young collector come back with this coin at the Richmond VA Coin Club show. I was swamped and I had enough time to snap a few pics and tell the young man I'd place it on this site to see if Mike D. or others might be able to tell me what is up with this.

    The person who owns this, found it in roll hunting. I pointed out to him, If coins could tell us a history of what happened to them once they left the mint, the process of debunking this would be a lot easier. He stated that he only uses a loupe and thought at first it might be some sort of wild attempt at waffling, but he also said the mint probably did not practice that technique in 1977.

    I told him the lines are super fine, and stay pretty consistent, and it appears that the coin was struck, and then these lines were added. I looked real quick at the "E" in WE, and the last "T" in TRUST on the obverse and the lines look like they were added after the strike, and it probably PMD. Whether its a squeeze job or otherwise seems irrelevant if it qualifies as PMD.


    Gary Kozera
    CONECA State Representative for Virginia
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    It's definitely post-strike damage.
    Mike Diamond. Error coin writer and researcher.


    • #3
      I agree with Mike. PMD. How it happened? only the person who molested it can tell for sure.
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