Could have been caused by heat.
Yup, slightly misaligned die but no premium for that, just worth one cent.
For the best responses you should start a new thread with pictures. From your description though it sounds like it is just damaged.
Thanks for this write up. I dug mine out of storage to check it out, looks like mine is genuine. Thanks again!
The add you posted is either by someone who has no clue on the true value or is just looking for a sucker. They may have been caught up in the...
The 9 has simply been damaged, hit by something. You can see similar damage on the other numbers in the date.
The coin was simply punched with something. What you see as an S is just the shape of whatever the coin was punched with. It could have been...
As stated, face value. I'd still probably stick it in a 2x2 holder. It made it this long pretty nice, I'd try to protect it.
Did she say why your 1977 struck over a 1941 is on a clad planchet which wouldn't even exist for another 24 years? We are supposed to believe...
No real value. Someone might pay a dollar or two just to have a copy as it is impossible to get an original.
Cast replica of a Janus copper. It was most likely made before the copy stamp was required by law.
Idhair makes a good point, a clash can't hit the low spots on a die while missing the high points.
Also the 2 is much closer to the rim on the large date.
Nothing to apologize for until you show it in a slab. Why can you show so many clear pictures of the rim but not one of the die markers?
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