For some reason the 4 was a very common place for grease to build up on this coin. I have several and have seen quite a few others
Based on markings on the rear- toning at 3:00, 9:00 and the dot below the C- I would say they are the same coin
it might help to know where they were found,,,
I will be at NH Coin and Currency Show on Friday and Saturday
Is that one of the cardboard coins they use to teach kids how to make change?
Copper and Zinc planchets are still given away by the mint every year so ther isn't a huge premium associated withe them
Yes, this coin was soaked in acid which ate the softer copper core faster than the copper-nickel faces
More likely it was encased in a "lucky coin" type token where the outer ring is compressed around the coin
What part of NH are you in? There is a coin show next weekend in Manchester
looks like a die crack to me
As a collector of error coins i have never liked the term "grease filled die" as the term is drastically inadequate. A more accurate terminology...
post mint damage
the trouble with the original production run was that a large percentage of the run had the paper wrinkle during printing..
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