i need help with a 1984 weird penny

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by jstarr1991, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. jstarr1991

    jstarr1991 New Member

    ok now my 1984 penny has this weird arch clearly seen going threw the words in god we trust i had someone say they will give me 4 dollars to investigate it basically buying it off of me but i still have a picture if anyone could help me see if i did good or not
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  3. MrCheeks

    MrCheeks Member

    You would have to post a good picture of the coin for anyone to help you out.
  4. jstarr1991

    jstarr1991 New Member

  5. jstarr1991

    jstarr1991 New Member

    thats the best picture i took when i had the penny i sold it to a coin collector in manhattan for four dollars i dont know a thing about coins. i hope i didnt get dupped -_-
  6. MrCheeks

    MrCheeks Member

    Very nice, I'm not into error coins, but that is "weird". There are plenty of people on here with tons of knowledge that will be able to help you out. I don't think it would hurt to get the reverse of the coin up here either, and hopefully when they wake up tomorrow, you'll get all the answers you're looking for!
  7. jstarr1991

    jstarr1991 New Member

    thank u but is that common in coins because honestly the guy was very eager to buy it but he didnt want to go higher then 4 dollars lol but when i was leaving he said ten so i took ten for it
  8. MrCheeks

    MrCheeks Member

    Did the penny seem wider or larger than a normal penny?
  9. silentnviolent

    silentnviolent accumulator

    This is not an error and doesn't add any premium... except apparently in your case. This is super common during that time period and I find hundreds of them when roll searching. I save none. The buyer must not really be an error collector or he'd probably know this. Good deal for you, but I wouldn't be suprised if the guy wants his $10 back later...
  10. jstarr1991

    jstarr1991 New Member

    no it looked about the same size as a normal penny and thats why he asked me if i wanted to get rid of it because he said to him it seemed like a normal penny with a little error and he wanted to take it out my hands for walkin 30 blocks
  11. jstarr1991

    jstarr1991 New Member

    thank u silentnviolent
  12. MrCheeks

    MrCheeks Member

    Silentnviolent answered you're question! Just gotta wait a little but and someone will almost always come in with some knowledge!
  13. waynegg

    waynegg New Member

    I would find it extremely "weird" to have a 1984 penny that's dated 1986...
  14. gbroke

    gbroke Naturally Toned Supporter

    I find it even "weirder" to have a 1984 penny that's actually a 1986 cent.
  15. waynegg

    waynegg New Member

    Yes. That would be sarcasm :/
  16. waynegg

    waynegg New Member

    I know I'm new and all, but compare the thickness of the top edge to the bottom edge. Isn't this an off-center strike with "In God We Trust" struck on the rolled edge? Or am I confused?
  17. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    The cent has die deterioration which is causing the "arch". Very common with no value. It also has a slight misaligned die but not far enough off that any of the design is missing so once again very common and no premium value. So you have a cent that has no premiom value that someone wants to give you $30 for.

    SELL

    OK you got $4 for it which was 400 times what it was worth, you did good.
  18. ziggy9

    ziggy9 *NEC SPERNO NEC TIMEO*

    this is the problem with multiple threads. I answered this in another thread by the OP 2 days ago......

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