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1998 1C Lincoln Cent -- Obverse Die Cap -- MS67 Red NGC....

2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach #1182

 
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Auction Ended On: Feb 7, 2013
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Location: Long Beach Convention Center
100 S. Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802

Description:
Obverse Die Cap 1998 Cent
MS67 Red, Dramatic Mint Error
1998 1C Lincoln Cent -- Obverse Die Cap -- MS67 Red NGC. This dramatic thimble-shaped die cap was caused when a newly struck cent stuck to the obverse die. It then acted as a die against a series of cent planchets, and the force from those strikes caused the present cent to wrap around the collar of the obverse die. The struck portion became paper-thin, lost its copper plating, and shows the obverse die incused and reversed as it was struck through the thin "floor" of the die cap. This "floor" has partially separated from the "walls" of the die cap though a connecting hinge is still present.

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