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05 Dec 2021

Finned Rim

| Stan McDonald - author


Finning occurs when part of the coin's circumference extends beyond the intended rim. The fin is usually not filled, but the finned part of the coin can be filled in on the opposite side. There are degrees of finning, filled, partially filled, and hanging. The hanging fin does have some added value, but most other finning is of no added value. The first photo (1987 Lincoln cent) shows a rim finned but filled on the opposite side of the coin. The second photo shows a deep impression around 1/2 of the coin's circumference.

By: Stan McDonald author and numismatist



Level 4

Cool discussion topic. Too commonly seen though.

I've commonly seen these on dimes. I was just looking through $40 worth of quarters and found one. How much are they worth?

Long Beard

Level 5

Because of your blogs such as this, I finally motivated myself to go through the forty plus years of Lincoln cents stored in 5-gallon water bottles, buckets and Lord knows how many coffee cans in my barn. I'll not get through them in my lifetime, but the search is a new sense of enjoyment on a cold day.

I retired in 2019 and I enjoy searching through bank-rolled coins to see what I can find. So far, I have sold over $300 in various error coins at coin shows. I go to coin shows primarily to sell my coin guides and sell the errors in buckets for $.99, $1.99. and $2.99. My major find is a 2019 MS66 DDO Lincoln cent, estimated value $300


Level 6

Thanks for the information! ; )


Level 5

Interesting result of minting coins. Will start looking more closely for this.

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