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    lincoln coin errors

    i have several coins with lincoln on one and blank on the other side what do u call this and is it worth anything ???

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    There can be an error where 2 blanks are fed so they each get one image and the other side mostly missing but it's not common.
    If the coin is slightly underweight then it means someone filed one side off for kicks or to engrave something but never completed it.

    Your best bet is weigh the coin, if it's light in weight then it was filed and it does not remove very much weight but the weight will be a bit low. A true error would be the normal weight.

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    Welcome to the forum, Ted.



    Can you post obverse and reverse pics of these coins?
    If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice -- Freewill

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    Welcome to the LCF Ted!! What ED and TPring said.

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    Welcome aboard!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ted grissom View Post
    i have several coins with lincoln on one and blank on the other side what do u call this and is it worth anything ???
    All kinds of scenarios come to mind for your finds and most involve Post Strike Damage.
    So images will be necessary to help you make that determination.
    Plaster us with images!!!

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    Welcome to the LCF Ted! More than likely it's what the rest of the guys have just explained, especially if you can see scrape marks where the metal was filed down. If you can post some pics that would be very helpful! Just let us know if you need any help with posting pics or anything else.

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    Welcome to the LCF... Sounds interesting... Hopefully you can post some pics of what you have... Lots of knowledgeable folks here... The weight of the Lincoln Cent prior to mid 1982 when the mint switched from a solid coin to a copper plated zinc core was 3.11 grams +/- 0.13 grams https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/31/5112 https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/31/5113 after mid 1982 the coins weighed in at 2.5 grams... Looking forward to your posts!!!
    Jim
    (A.K.A. Elmer Fudd) Be verwy verwy quiet... I'm hunting coins!!! Good Hunting!!!

 

 

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