By: Amoun

Coins of the World
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Metallic brown

11 days ago
Post: 2548
Questions: Value? Error?

By: Nick
11 days ago
Post: 2552
It's very hard to tell with photography but it seems to be just a well worn 1913 Lincoln cent worth one dollar if you're lucky.
By: Paul
10 days ago
Post: 2584
Yes. Nick's got it right, I believe. As the mint does runs producing coins, the hard-metal dies used to stamp out the coins become worn. When the dies become too worn, mint workers replace them with new dies. Your coin was probably struck at 'late die state,' that is, with well worn dies. Then, in addition, it was worn down by circulation.

'Late die state' is not a minting error, so it carries no extra value.


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