NGC 1c Lincoln Cent Counterbrockage Obverse MS-64 BN


Mid-stage counterbrockage, with the design starting to fade away on the obverse. The counterbrockage stands out much better than the photos would suggest, when it is tilted in the light. An affordable example of this error type.

Counterbrockages occur when a planchet is struck on top of an already struck coin, it then sticks to the obverse die and becomes a die cap, and then the brockage making cent beneath it is ejected from the striking chamber. Then that die cap begins to strike incoming planchets. The coins struck will be counterbrockages, with a faint obverse design, which will be "raised" and will be somewhat vague and spilling over the coin's rim.

NGC MS64 Brown.