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07 Jan 2022

Oddities - 1983 Spoon Three

| Stan McDonald - author

Oddities - Spoon Three

Many coins in circulation show odd variations from the intended strikes. There are 1983 Lincoln cents with the flattened bottom of the three. Since I have located around 20 samples, the oddity or variety is from a hub or a working die that was worn or damaged.



Level 6

Cool! So many oddities! I like it! ; )


Level 5

Are these valuable? I don’t know if I should save them or not.

They are not valuable since it is not recognized as a variety like the 1964 Pointed and Blunt Roosevelt dime. If there was enough publicly and collectors sought the variation it would gain reaction as a variety. Rarity is key, and I have no idea how many of these are in circulation. At one time in the early 1960s, the 1960-D small date cent had added value. Today the 1960-D small date has no added value for the small date. Maybe if I write an article and get it published, it might start the ball rolling.


Level 4

Nice. I'll be looking for them


Level 6

Oddities, now your talking. Thanks

I. R. Bama

Level 5

I'd call it the Salvador Dali date variety. It shore does drip!

How much does it cost?

$.01 since it is not recognized by any Numismatic organization at this time. I need to write an article, get it published, then see what happens. It is similar to the 1964 Roosevelt dime with a blunt and pointed end.

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Level 6

Nice catch .


Level 5

Awesome blog. 35 points is great ! Great job by an author.

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