1944-D Catastrophic Die Failure?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by dogstar99, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. dogstar99

    dogstar99 Member

    I've never seen one this bad. There is a Wheat mark on Lincolns face and the shinny space to the left of Lincolns head appears to me to have the same profile as the back of his head and shoulder. Just rotated. Does anyone see anything else? SingleShot0000.jpg SingleShot0000.jpg
     

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  3. ken454

    ken454 Well-Known Member

    old glue....
     
  4. FoundinTN

    FoundinTN Well-Known Member

  5. dogstar99

    dogstar99 Member

    Ok. How does glue account for this?
     
  6. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    Welcome to Coin Talk !! where every question has an answer.
     
  7. jensenbay

    jensenbay Well-Known Member

    Soak it in acetone and see if it comes off.
     
  8. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Glue several cents together with something like white school glue and break them apart. I think that part of what we are seeing is just damage.
     
  9. dogstar99

    dogstar99 Member

    If it's not glue, will acetone affect the patina of the coin?
     
  10. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    It's possible it will. When you remove stuff on a coin, the color of the surface may be different.
     
  11. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    Sorry, but your coin has some type of residue adhered to the surface. Over time the discoloration that occurred also discolored the residue. Your coin is not an error, it’s PMD
     
  12. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    Everything you see as 'different' on your cent
    occurred to it well after it was already in circulation.
     
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  13. dogstar99

    dogstar99 Member

    Thanks everybody!
     
  14. i2i

    i2i Active Member

    Were they correct? The R in liberty is missing or damaged?
     
  15. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Well-Known Member

    Just damaged
     
  16. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    That's the last of your problems on this coin. That glue is real stubborn, too, if it's the kind I've come across. I think I had to use a crowbar on one of mine, I don't recall, lol.
     
  17. dogstar99

    dogstar99 Member

    I retired and I'm learning. Thanks for the input.
     
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