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The E-Sylum:  Volume 11, Number 2, January 13, 2008, Article 14

MORE ON THE 1922 "NO D" LINCOLN CENT

Regarding the item on grease filled dies and the 1922d Lincoln
Cents, Carl Honore writes: "The way to tell if the die has
been filled with grease would be to look at any blurring
of details in the design other than the date.  I would check
the coins for possible deformities in reverse as well as
obverse designs.

"For excessive die polishing, I would look for scratches
in the coin's fields (which would, or course, show as
raised areas in the fields).  In the case of the Lincoln
cent obverse, the design is rather simple compared to the
buffalo nickel (famous for its three legged variety caused
by die polishing.)  This can be tricky however.  I am not
sure when the dates became part of the regular die punching
process along with the legends and the main profile, but
it could be that some of these so called grease filled
dies could be mis-punched dates. Of course this would not
be the case AFTER the dates were fixed."

 ON THE 1922 "NO D" LINCOLN CENT VARIETIES
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  Wayne Homren, Editor

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