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1972 LMC Possible struck thru?

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  • 1972 LMC Possible struck thru?

    Screenshot_20220805-200156_Gallery.jpg Screenshot_20220805-200221_Gallery.jpg On the obverse of the coin, you will see something that is in the shape of a figure 8 on Lincolns shoulder. What could this be? Screenshot_20220805-200156_Gallery.jpg Screenshot_20220805-200221_Gallery.jpg

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    It is difficult to tell for me when I am on this tablet.
    With the photos provided, I cannot get the clarity to tell, if it is a strike through, lamination issue, die chip or simply a stain.


    If you look immediately to the right of that pick up point (pup), I believe there is another area like it, although not as obvious.
    OK
    If the area in question is:
    sunk into the coin, it may be a struck through.
    appears that part of the copper was torn away, it may be a lamination issue.
    Looks like a piece of metal, slightly higher that normal, almost like a drop of solder, it may be a die chip.

    If the area just looks normal, it very well may be post mint damage, possibly a stain happening after it left the mint.

    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/

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