1937 Penny Error?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Paul Givargidze, Mar 5, 2021.

  1. Paul Givargidze

    Paul Givargidze New Member

    Hello everyone. First post here and brand new to the hobby. Excited to learn more. Was looking through some of my coins and came across this 1937 example. Searched extensively for similar possible errors/variants but could not find any. Any ideas would be appreciated. My apologies if this is much ado about nothing. Still learning. :)
     

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  3. GH#75

    GH#75 Well-Known Member

    The coin is damaged. It took a hit there sometime between 1937 and 2021.
     
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  4. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Florida girls have to love walking there sharks.

    +1 still its a wheatie and a keeper not an error.
     
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  5. SchwaVB57

    SchwaVB57 Well-Known Member

    Welcome to CoinTalk. As already stated, it is PMD Post Mint damaged. Something hit it in its 80 plus years in circulation.
     
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  6. Paul Givargidze

    Paul Givargidze New Member

    Much appreciated!
     
  7. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Welcome to the neighborhood, Paul!

    Learning how to spot errors is a very tedious chore. First, you need to learn how coins are made. This will help you to determine whether a coin is a true error or if it is just damaged while in circulation. There are limited ways that true errors can occur, but there are tens of thousands of ways that coins can be damaged, whether accidentally or intentionally, while in circulation.
     
  8. Paul Givargidze

    Paul Givargidze New Member

    Thank you for the tip and welcome, cpm.
     
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  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Definitely damaged and welcome to CT.
     
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  10. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    Welcome aboard The CT Train. When posting, please show photos of both sides of the full coin as well as enlarged areas which you have done. :)
     
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