Not an error coin
Lamination - improper metal mixture
Stained - not an error coin.
As noted above, it's a lamination on the planchet (due to improper metal mixture)
that detached after the coin was struck, and in circulation....
Agree with all the above comments -
It's glue residue - would come off with acetone.
That 79-D Cluster above was in the group I bought - one of the better ones!
I don't recall the exact number of bonded planchets,
but it was about two dozen planchets.
That 'Funnel' of Cent Planchets was mine, and I sold
it to Charmy about 10 years ago. It was something
that we used to speculate at the local...
It can be done by counting the 'rings' even
in very closely overlapped strikes.
There are a few 2000 Sac Dollars with over
a dozen strikes, most...
Actually, I bought it intact from the dealer who bought the
group from the Sale, here in Southern Calif.
I'd say Die Deterioration - worn/overused die.
See all the Die scratches on the obv. -
I see the discoloration in that far left 'window' -
kinda looks like a shadow of a person - known as Pareidolia
"Man In the Window' - a great...
In the field, to the right at 9:00 ?
That's damage/circulation scuff, not a die chip
Die Crack - nice you spotted it....
Yes, I'd call it a minor Mis-Aligned Die
(is the reeded edge normal?)
Nice Quad Struck Cent (not a cloverleaf)
At $2,300, it's about three times what it's worth, imo.
Coins are either rotated CW or CCW,
so there's no such thing as 387 degrees -
it's either 17 degrees CW, or 17 degrees CCW.
(think you were being...
US Mint tolerance is 27 degrees -
Most services won't note a Rotated Reverse on the label
unless it's 45 degrees or more -
You wanted 'positivity' 'or at least a nice comment'
You didn't get either one, because the damaged coin
didn't deserve a positive or nice...
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