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Help with Lincoln Wheat Cent Error

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If you have any letters/numbers either missing or partially missing on the lincoln cent, then this may have been caused by a grease filled die called a strike through error. There will be some on this forum that will answer your question far better than I can. Great luck.


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I have a 1928 D Lincolm Wheat Cent that came back Obverse Strike Thru K-1:30 What does this mean and is this type of error common.




K-1:30 refers to the position of the strike-through as it relates to the face of a clock. In the description you present, the strike-through would be located on the Obverse to the northeast.


On the Rarity Scale of 1-7 with 1 being the most common and 7 being the rarest or unique, most strike-throughs fall in the range of 3-4 meaning that there could be as few as 1,000 or as many as 100,000.


The "K- System" (Kolit) was devised by Michael Kolman and Dr. Litman in the 1950's. It is also used to indicate the direction of off-center strikes.



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