1945 and 1938 pennys found today

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  1. Ridgerunnerras

    Ridgerunnerras New Member

    I know these are not so special but I'm starting to see more older stuf in my change lately 20210114_213818.jpg 20210114_213843.jpg 20210114_213903.jpg 20210114_213921.jpg
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  3. Fullbands

    Fullbands Member

    It’s still pretty cool to find something from the 30s in that decent a condition.

    Rick L.
  4. Bluntflame

    Bluntflame Well-Known Member

    Is that a lam error on the 38 I spy?
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  5. LaCointessa

    LaCointessa Supporter! Supporter

    @Bluntflame - Above the 19 and running northeasterly almost to the rim?
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  7. Ridgerunnerras

    Ridgerunnerras New Member

    So I am new to this please explain
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  8. Bluntflame

    Bluntflame Well-Known Member

    Look under lamination errors. Your looking at both lost after strike, and retained. But, I'd suggest reading all about lamination errors on there.
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  9. LaCointessa

    LaCointessa Supporter! Supporter

    @Ridgerunnerras --- also, this is an excellent thread on the topic with maybe my most favorite of all time ever for the rest of my life photograph of a lamination error belonging to @paddyman98. You have to scroll (read) down a bit in that thread to see it. It is crazy. Paddyman tucked something behind the lamination so you can really see how it is separated from the coin.


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    (LaCointessa is NOT an expert on anything associated with coins, just sayin')
  10. Ridgerunnerras

    Ridgerunnerras New Member

    Ok thanks. Is this a good thing or bad?
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  11. LaCointessa

    LaCointessa Supporter! Supporter

    and in the photograph above of the reverse of the 1945 cent, it looks like a cud at the bottom of that coin almost at 6 o'clock?

    (edited to indicate the reverse of the 1945 cent coin.)
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  12. Bluntflame

    Bluntflame Well-Known Member

    Amazing! That's a pretty decent error! My best one is teeny tiny on a common 1964 D silver dime LOL!
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  13. Bluntflame

    Bluntflame Well-Known Member

    With the condition of the coin, it's hard to say. I'd put more on it being a rim ding.
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  14. LaCointessa

    LaCointessa Supporter! Supporter

    Ohh.. lamination errors are nice to find and keep. I can't tell you how much value they add to your coin. Our experts can give you more information on that. I am not interested in monetary value much...just on being able to recognize what I am seeing.
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  15. Beefer518

    Beefer518 Well-Known Member

    I was thinking of starting a thread similar to this on Monday. I also got 2 wheaties in change, a '52, and a '40-something.

    I think folks are raiding their piggy banks and penny jars during this pandemic.

    (and that's definitely PMD (rim ding) on that '45)
  16. LaCointessa

    LaCointessa Supporter! Supporter

    Yes...and thinking about it more, I seem to remember that for it to be a cud, it must touch some part of the field? I have been away from CT far too long. Time to relearn what I forgot.
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  17. Lueds

    Lueds Active Member

    I thought it may be the start of a cud, BUT looking closely there appears to be an indent on the edge below the lump, indicating movement of metal from the edge. Without seeing the edge of the coin properly it's hard to tell.
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  18. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    Fun fact about LWCs is that one of the highpoints on the coin is the shoulder of Lincoln on the obverse and the O in ONE on the reverse. These two areas are directly opposite of each other. In some cases the strike doesn't fill the die completely and the marks in the planchet don't smooth out completely. It makes it look like PMD but is really what is called planchet roughness. You can see it really well on my 1945 example. Polish_20210114_221200707.jpg
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  19. charley

    charley Well-Known Member

    my mother was not a collector. of anything, really.
    but she had a closet full of very old mason jars that were full of cents. i mean a closet full. a big closet.
    i asked her why she had so many.

    she said: well, at the time, the war ended, and i wanted to gather 1 cent for every american that died, and i was going to take them to arlington. but doing it became very depressing, and i just put them away.
    when she died, she still had them. they were delivered to arlington on her behalf. she had lived to be 102 and died last nov.
    she never complained about a darn thing except about me.

    she often said the happiest she had ever been was going to union station on a daily basis welcoming the troops home. she said she also got a lot of dates that way...her irish humor.

    just another facet of why cents are saved.
  20. charley

    charley Well-Known Member

    oh, the rest of the story....all the cents were dated 1945. i forgot to add that, which was the point of the story. krap. i am no good at telling stories.
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  21. LaCointessa

    LaCointessa Supporter! Supporter

    i love your story, @charley -
    i'm sorry that she only complained about you, though... :-(
    Can you tell us the part about how the coins were delivered to Arlington?
    Did they like the idea and what will they do with them?
    and also
    sorry about the passing of your Mom.
    My Mom passed away 2 years ago, 2 days from now.

    Virtual hugs
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