The Lincoln Cent
RPM Book
 Vol. 1: 1909-1958


 

1956-D&S OMM-001 = Delisted

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A recent re-evaluation of this variety using high magnification photos and computer generated overlays of an EDS specimen revealed that at best this variety was the upper loop of an inverted S punch.  While it is possible, it does not appear to be probable. I think to posit a partial inverted S punch as the best explanation of the anomaly stretches the bounds of credulity.  In addition, the evidence from the anomaly itself leans against it, so it has been pulled from the CONECA Master Listing of RPMs.  The collector is urged to consider the evidence for himself.

  1. The upper line is easily seen as the intersection of two die scratches.  It addition to not being strong enough to be from a punch, it is not in the right position for the size of S punch available, therefore its significance must be summarily dismissed.

  2. The character of the remaining two lines is not what is expected.  I would expect to see a smooth and rounded image from a punch.  What is seen is rough and angled. 

  3. The middle line has a dot to the east, which is out of context for an S punch. 

  4. The middle line is stronger than the lower suggesting that the punch was level.  If it was level, then the upper line should be as strong as the lower and it obviously is not.

  5. If the punch was not level then I would expect the lower to be stronger than the middle and this does not appear to be the case.

Photographs
 
Stage A Photos
Date and Mintmark Mintmark Positioning
Magnified Die Damage Die Scratch in front of Forehead
No Die Scratch Southeast from E of EPU UN of UNITED
 
No Die Scratch across Left Wheat Lines
 
 
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Die Stage and Markers Chart
 

Die Stages and Markers

UVC-1042 DMR-017 Stage A: Die scratch from front hair curl to forehead EDS
Strong but short die scratch Northeast from upper Left left of U of UNITED EDS
    Stage B: Obverse is EMDS
Die gouge across Left wheat lines to N of UNITED MDS
Lighter die gouge from E of EPU to E of CENT
    Stage C: LDS (unconfirmed)

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Value and Population Guide

 

Value and Population

G

VG

F

VF

40

45

50

53

55

58

60

61

62

63

64

65

66

67

68

69

70

Value  

 

 

5

6

7

8

9

10

12

15

18

20

25

30

40

50

500

                                           
Raw

 

ANACS    

2

 

4

8

2

3

6

 

1

4

24

109

166

53

 

 

 

 

NGC      

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

1

4

6

1

 

 

 

PCGS    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Totals

 

   

2

 

4

8

2

4

 

 

4

24

110

170

59

1

 

 

394

 

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