1946 wheat penny with error in "liberty"

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Jbaa, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. Jbaa

    Jbaa New Member

    I wouldn't consider myself a collector, but I found this while rolling the change jar coins to take to the bank. I can't find this same error on-line after a couple hours of searching. Can anyone tell me anything about this particular error? There seems to be an error on the "E" and the "T" on liberty. The "T" seems to be a "V", and the "E" seems muddled or incomplete.
    Any input is appreciated, thanks!
     

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  3. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    The "T" took a hit in a particular way which moved metal and made it look like a "V". It's actually quite commonly seen damage on letters and numbers.
     
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  4. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    It's LIBERTY all caps..

    It's just damage. See this thread I created once on the subject -
    https://www.cointalk.com/threads/the-liberyy-cent-enigma.309022/

    There is no reason for the US Mint to replace the letter T in LIBERTY for a Y or a V.
    Copper is soft and can be moved even with the slightest hits. Years of circulation will eliminate any evidence of roughness due to the hit.

    Not a Mint Error.
     
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  5. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    The top of the T in LIBERTY took a hit from top to bottom. This hit took the cross bar and forced it down while moving the base to one side. Now you have a V. Not a Mint error but damage that looks neat.

    Welcome to CT.
     
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