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1988 Memorial Cent Error
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Came across this while hunting thru my huge bottle of pocket change. From what I have been able to learn about errors, it looks like it was struck thru a late stage die cap. Given condition, would it warrant grading? Also curious about “string of pearls” in finish on bottom of reverse. What caused these? Thanks for any feedback!







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On 8/1/2022 at 1:09 PM, JKN58 said:

Oldhoopster, thx for quick reply! What about the “string of pearls” on reverse? What caused those?

Plating blisters. A common defect on copper plated zinc cents

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On 8/1/2022 at 12:23 PM, JKN58 said:

Thx for that! I have a 1983 that I was questioning finish on. It looks like entire surface has bad plating. Common?





VERY common. Especially 1983-1986. Some improvement in 1987. 

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