2003 Proof Lincoln Die Crack
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Image courtesy of Dennis Renner
December 16, 2004—Dennis Renner of Il reports finding the fifth known example of the 2003-S proof Lincoln cent with a die crack on reverse. The variety was originally expounded upon in our front page article in the October 12, 2004 issue of Numismatic News. Pat Bowers of Wyoming, who first reported it found four out of four sets he purchased from the Mint in November 2003. The crack runs from the rim at about 10 O’clock through the T of UNITED down into the Memorial building were it thins out but continues to just over the third column from the left. There is also a smaller diagonal die crack that juts out into the field a couple of mm or so from the left cornice. Since this crack it rather strong and obvious, we figure the value could range from $50.00 to $150.00 even though it is not a Spiked Head.