1953 no mint mark penny. awkward collar is it a error???

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  1. Moore1147

    Moore1147 New Member

    Here is a 1953 no mint mark penny an it looks to be like a copper with like a silver coating on it. It's also really shiny, an the L on liberty is spaced way out on the edge. So it looks like it say iberty lol.. I also added photos of another 1953 penny to show so you can see the difference.. just trying to figure out if it's an error coin or what it is. Any information would be greatly appreciated!
     

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  3. LaCointessa

    LaCointessa Supporter! Supporter

    That did not happen at the mint. And when there is no mint mark on your penny, then it was minted in Philadelphia.

    Usually, we won't need a photograph of a normal coin. Just post full front (obverse) and back (reverse) of the coin you have questions about.

    Welcome to CoinTalk.
     
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  4. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

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  5. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    The reason for this is due to a worn die, note the upward curve of the field at the rim, this should be a 90° angle and not a slope.
     
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  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It's a plated cent minted in Philadelphia. It's worth one cent. Welcome to CT.
     
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  7. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis One Decade Collecting Supporter

    Yep, the lettering gets pushed outward over time as the die wears.
    Not always, I've seen some weird weird die wear before.

    Also, welcome @Moore1147 to CoinTalk!
     
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