Coin and Paper Money Collecting/1985-D/? Lincoln cent


1985 D/? Obverse
1985 D/? Obverse  

1985 D/? Close Up on Date
1985 D/? Close Up on D  
Good day Ron,

I've only been collecting US coins for about a year, but just recently started to notice errors.  I've attached a jpg of a 1985-D 1c that I noticed in change from a McDonalds purchase.  Glancing into my hand I noticed the "D" just wasn't quite right.  

I started looking thru the Cherrypickers'Guide (Which was in my Christmas stocking), but became confused and had a hard time understanding what I was reading.

Would you please look at the attached jpg photos and give me your opinion?  Thanks.

Steve Block
Roseville, CA

Hi Steve,

It looks to me like that extra image was caused by a contact hit, pushing the surface medal outward, away from the D.  Notice how the underlying zinc is exposed between the D and the second image?

This is definitely not the D/D repunched mintmark variety shown here :

I hope this helps,


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