1961 Penny Error???

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Jcjeter2, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. Jcjeter2

    Jcjeter2 New Member

    1961penny.jpg 1961penny2.jpg

    Found this penny today, is this an error coin? I noticed that the date is very defined.
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  3. jloring

    jloring Senior Citizen

    I can't even see the date... maybe you could zoom in a little.
  4. Jcjeter2

    Jcjeter2 New Member

  5. rickmp

    rickmp USDA PRIME

    "
    I noticed that the date is very defined."
    Why would a very defined date be an error?

  6. Jcjeter2

    Jcjeter2 New Member

    I don't know? I compared it to several other pennies that I have...and they are nothing alike.
  7. Jcjeter2

    Jcjeter2 New Member

    or maybe it is a proof? Lincoln looks different compared to other pennies as well
  8. BadThad

    BadThad Calibrated for Lincolns

    Just a plain old Lincoln cent.
  9. TheCoinGeezer

    TheCoinGeezer Senex Bombulum

    Looks normal to me.
  10. thecointrader

    thecointrader Lurking Since 2006

    The date is upside down. :p
  11. iGradeMS70

    iGradeMS70 AKA BustHalfBrian

    Spend it. ;)

    Sorry, bud. Better luck next time!

    -Brian
  12. silentnviolent

    silentnviolent accumulator

    it looks 'more defined' because it's 95% copper. the present day composition does not allow for deep fields like yours.

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