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    1981 Lincoln Cent Obverse Die Cap
    On a Nickel Planchet, MS62

    1981 1C Lincoln Cent -- Die Cap on 5C Planchet -- MS62 PCGS. Die caps occur when a struck coin fails to eject from the press and successive strikes on new planchets warp the original coin around one of the die faces, resulting in a uniface "cap" with the design of the capped die struck into the depths of the cylinder. Die caps are often seen from the later Lincoln cent issues and occasionally appear also from other denominations, but virtually every instance of such an error involves a die cap produced with a planchet of the same denomination as the die, sometimes bonded with other planchets of the same denomination. The present piece, however, is a die cap formed by a nickel planchet on a cent die, making this a double error of sorts -- a die cap and a wrong planchet. We cannot recall having seen such a piece in recent memory. The rarity of this error is second to few other types of mint errors. Luster is satiny and silver-gray, with no major abrasions. Traces of gold appear in the lower margin.
    From The Errorpalooza Collection.

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