1939 PMD or something else

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by MatrixMP-9, Sep 16, 2019.

  1. MatrixMP-9

    MatrixMP-9 Supporter! Supporter

    My first instinct was just creative PMD. Im learning its amazing the way coins can be damaged. After looking closely, I noticed something that doesnt make sense to me and maybe someone can explain it. The area around the "T" is raised. It almost looks like it could have been this way on the planchet? Part of the coin is "peeled" around the stalk and that had to have happened after the mint because its on top the devices. Also, on the top of the "N" the N itself is mis shaped and kind of takes a right turn under the raised area. Before I totally dismiss it, is this some sort of planchet error? the last pic is the coin from the side to show that the area in questioned is raised.

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  3. Islander80-83

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  4. MatrixMP-9

    MatrixMP-9 Supporter! Supporter

    Thank you! I enjoy trying to get decent pictures about as much as the hunt. sometimes I take like 15 pictures deleting them all until I get the shot I think is worthy of posting. I hate being disrespectful and leaving potato photos. If I cant get a good picture, Im not putting it up.

    Thanks for the link too....I need to learn more about lamination. Ive been expanding beyond what I think is simple stuff and trying to identify a bit more than just doubling. RPM is my latest attempt outside my comfort zone so to speak.

    YAY! Good day for me and coins!!
  5. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    Just a reminder, don't mess or pick at that lamination. Just leave it as is and put it in a 2x2.
  6. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    That would be a Retained Lamination. A planchet error. Nice find. I really like wheat cent error that have some honest wear on them.
  7. MatrixMP-9

    MatrixMP-9 Supporter! Supporter

    This is making some sense now that Ive read. So there was some impurity, dirt, grease or whatever just under the surface when the planchet strip was made. The planchet was then struck. Later on at some point the contaminants just under the surface made kind of a "blister"? On mine, the edge must have busted lose and rolled over? All the other raised areas are actually "gaps" under the surface where that thin layer is coming up like a paint bubble on a wall?

    Islander...I can see now why I should definitely take your advice and just stick this sucker away and not mess with it.
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  8. MeowtheKitty

    MeowtheKitty Well-Known Member

    Cool, it is a lamination. Good find!
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