1907 Indian Head Penny with planchet error?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by NuttieNettie, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. NuttieNettie

    NuttieNettie New Member

    I have found this Indian head that appears to have a bad planchet. The line on the rim, the M and the A all seem to have been struck into an error. Could be damage? 1907 Indian Head ob (5).jpg 1907 Indian Head rev (5).jpg
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  3. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    You can tell that it was damaged after it left the Mint by the fact that the reverse has been damaged (mashed) in the same position.

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  4. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Just what I call a DEFDAM - Definitely Damaged :yack:
  5. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    I agree with damage but can't understand how the letter M is still in such good shape. Strange look.
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  6. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Looks like some sort of heat damage.
    Hot plasma?
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  7. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Yes, that is strange. Then again, the entire right side of the "A" has been completely obliterated.

  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Damaged by heat.
  9. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

    Damaged by heat +1. The area around "AME" could be a bursted bubble due to heat damage. Just my thoughts.
  10. juris klavins

    juris klavins Well-Known Member

    Maybe the coin survived an alien heat ray during the Martian invasion of 1938 :cool:

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  11. NuttieNettie

    NuttieNettie New Member

    Here is a couple more pictures at different angles. The A is still fully there but is imprinted in the concave of this dent. You can also still see raised definition on the M.

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  12. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    Still damage. The minting and die making processes are documented and well understood. As others have said, a coin like this could not have occurred at the mint
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2019
  13. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    I'm thinking a drop of acid caused this.
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