1909 Wheat cent coin post mint damage??

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Daulton, Mar 23, 2023.

  1. Daulton

    Daulton Active Member

    8194B89F-FCAC-4769-AA90-CBD9E8F717A9.jpeg 0919FC16-7944-4554-B029-F3533CE07BD4.jpeg 15B29D2C-12BC-449E-A574-57163330FEF6.jpeg 4301EDED-0AF7-481D-A257-AEBD5D72F195.jpeg 98A1366D-FB66-4B59-A858-1A82C64DE040.jpeg 9A9B647F-4730-44BD-983F-E8EEE9E85A5B.jpeg Hey so I’m pretty certain this is post mint damage, just wondering if you guys had any idea what could have caused this? Is this a dryer coin?
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  3. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    My guess is that your coin was soldered to something at some point in its life.
  4. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Post mint damage. :rolleyes:
  5. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Being a 1909 S, I believe someone did use it for jewelry and some solder got on the obverse. Strange that it seems to go under the LIBERTY though.

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  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    At least it’s not a 1909-S DVB as it’s definitely damaged. Either soldered to something or used to clean the tip of the soldering gun.
  7. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    I'm not 100% it is an S. Which would be a terrible shame.
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  8. Daulton

    Daulton Active Member

    So I didn’t even consider it to be an s until I noticed your guys’ comments and after careful inspection the spot in question is in the right location and has the right shape to be an s but I’m not convinced it’s legitimate even though it bares uncanny similarities with a magnified view.
  9. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    The mint mark is usually very prominent, even on worn coins.
    Put the area under a very bright light and or a microscope (or some kind of magnification) to see what it looks like.
    My old sun lamp was three 150W bulbs, and with that on and my loupe,
    I was able to see lots of things that were not visible under normal light. Just by tilting the coin around. (Buffalo dates, etc.)
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