1845 1cent coin

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  1. Gravy

    Gravy Member

    20230325_093029.jpg Can anyone tell me what this is on coin ? 20230325_093029.jpg
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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Just Post Mint Damage. :rolleyes:
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  4. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Graffiti someone was bored.
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  5. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis Helpful? Click *Best Answer*! Supporter

    Damaged, someone was bored as mentioned. Still a large cent, though!
  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    No matter how you look at it, it’s damaged.
  7. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    As already mentioned, just damage from someone carving initials into the obverse. It happened more in the earlier years than now-a-days, for some reason.
    There are entire web sites, clubs, and groups that collect and log such things. Here is one of those sites; http://richhartzog.com/art/cma.htm
    Mind you, your coin has initials scratched into it, whereas a counter stamped coin has a die stamp struck into the surface.
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