1917 Lincoln memorial penny

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  1. Webfoot

    Webfoot New Member

    This penny says 1917. But must be a misprint. On the reverse is the Lincoln memorial. How did that happen?

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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    It is a 1977 that took a hit, the first 7 was deformed..
    Cents are struck not printed.
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  4. Webfoot

    Webfoot New Member

    If you look closely the one is not a mistake or hit it’s definitely a struck one
  5. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    No. You can clearly see where the top of the 7 used to be on your pic. As @paddyman98 said, it was hit. Copper is a soft metal and is susceptible to deformation.
  6. beef1020

    beef1020 Junior Member

    Additionally, the 1's used in the 1970s did not have serfs. See the difference in font between the first 1 and the so called 'second 1'?
  7. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    The photo is too fuzzy to tell, but I would consider someone along the line 'helped' it a lot. Jim
  8. *coins

    *coins Well-Known Member

    That was either tooled or damaged. Not worth a premium, but a neat keeper.
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