1939 reverse error penny?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by jaclewdon, Jul 19, 2019.

  1. jaclewdon

    jaclewdon New Member

    I was wondering what type of error this might be on the reverse and what kind of value if any? 1939pennyback.jpg 1939pennyfront.jpg
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  3. Walter Marx

    Walter Marx Active Member

    Damage, if you're aakiasabout the sent in the center.
  4. Walter Marx

    Walter Marx Active Member

    Well maybe not, is the letter I struck over the indent?
  5. Walter Marx

    Walter Marx Active Member

    99% sure the diagnosis is damage don't know of any error that would do that. The pic is a little distorted so I can be absolutely sure but logic and the actual possibilities exsisting say damage
  6. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    Walter.. Pick one -
    cent scent sent.jpg
  7. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    Could be a Lamination error. (De-laminated)
    No big premium.. Those are common on wheat Cents. $1.00 - $2.00
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  8. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    Here is an example from my collection
  9. Walter Marx

    Walter Marx Active Member

    That would be a cool lamination error, seems pretty unique, but u haven't seen to many, doesn't look like the one I have, it's from 42 I believe. Anyway, I hope you find good news, let me know what you find out.
  10. Pete Apple

    Pete Apple Active Member

    I suspect this either a lamination or a strike through. I am thinking that the edges of the feature have been worn smooth so that it does not appear as quite what would be expected on either one. I think it is not damage because there appears to be no anvil effect on the Obverse.
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  11. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    There are a lot of metal groves/etches/grinding on the lower left going from the surface into the cavity along with the smooshing of the letters. You can see the remnants of the M actually being pushed up out of position. So I would think it's damage such as someone pushing a metal bearing onto it.

    Of course one would think the Obverse would have a convex section. Which it doesn't recognizably have, although maybe it raised certain areas that are thus worn away in the high spots you see ??

    But I know nothing about lamination snafus ....
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  12. Inspector43

    Inspector43 70 Year Collector

    Here is one of mine that is a struck through. 1941 P. 1941 P Rev Strike Error Close Up.jpg
  13. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It looks like it was a delamination planchet error that is well worn. Worth about a dollar at best.
  14. Walter Marx

    Walter Marx Active Member

    MVIMG_20190719_143058.jpg MVIMG_20190719_143058.jpg
    Here is mine, a 45 actually. Dig that 44 though, that coin has a certain loveliness to it you don't see every day. ;)
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  15. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    I completely agree with Lamination/ delam.
    It is not uncommon to see the devices even to the center of the coin.
    IE in this case the A and M in a delamination.

    Here is one on the date If you look closely the 1 and 9 are still visible, also the lamination was over part of the bust and those areas are still visible.
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  16. MeowtheKitty

    MeowtheKitty Well-Known Member

    Pablo Picasso penny.
  17. Inspector43

    Inspector43 70 Year Collector

    Too many coins. Which one?
  18. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    The op's original coin in the opening post, a 1939 Lincoln Cent. Kinda looks like it's been buffed or slightly polidynow that I looked at it a third time.
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