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    Posted: 18 Nov 2006 at 5:06pm


Hi all,

I found recently a 1920 wheat cent with a die crack in the middle. A diagonal crack on the obverse that goes through lincoln's head.

So i was woundering...how much would that add to it's worth ?


Thanks alot !

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A die crack - nothing.
 
A broken die - quite a bit.
 
Difference is that a broken die is split into two separate pieces, the split goes all the way across the coin and has a wide gap between.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote pat44 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Nov 2006 at 5:17am
hmmm...and what do you mean "quiet a bit "....like how much..if it was struck with a broken die?
I think it's a broken die..not a crack...because iot goes down from side to side....not deep..but visible. It ressambles a light earth crack..from a earthquake

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Dear Pat, i just came across your post, i have a 1920 wheat cent as well, and it has a crack across the reverse of the coin that, as you stated, resembles a fissure left by an earthquake. Your post was the only source i could find anywhere that lets me know that this is a die error, and i'm not just imagining it.
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