1998 Lincoln Cent Mint Error - PCGS Certified MS-65 Red - Broadstrike and Counterbrockage Errors
The obverse of this coin shows a broadstrike error which produced a larger than normal cent. Due to the counterbrockage, Lincoln's portrait is faintly seen and is enlarged, as well as some inscriptions (LIBERTY and IN GOD WE TRUST). The center of the coin's design details are not as visible and shows the metallic inner core of the coin.
The reverse shows the full design in the center of the coin that it is fully visible in its normal size. A metallic colored outer rim encircled by a copper colored ring is seen beyond the reverse design (probably due to the counterbrockage) making for an interesting reverse with eye appeal.
A brockage error is where the coin is struck with a previously minted coin or blank that has stuck to the die. Resulting in an enlarged image on the newly struck planchet.