Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Anthonym85, Aug 22, 2019.

  1. Anthonym85

    Anthonym85 New Member

    This penny is not only double stamped on the obverse and reverse sides, but the stamping is checkered across the entire penny. I believe the wheat is even double stamped. This must be the most errors I've seen on one coin. Please give me your thoughts and opinions on how this happened and what to do as I am a new coin collector learning the ropes. This coin was found in an old collection my grandmother had and gave to my mother.

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  3. Shrews1994

    Shrews1994 Collecting is my passion.

    Wow. that one looks really damaged. It is not an error. This happened after it left the mint.
  4. Shrews1994

    Shrews1994 Collecting is my passion.

    And how it happened who knows. The only person who did it knows.
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  5. Anthonym85

    Anthonym85 New Member

    It had to have happened while being printed...inside each of the little squares are small letters. So I'm pretty sure it's a big deal.
  6. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    DEFDAM - Definitely Damage.

    Not a mint error of any kind.
    Coins are not printed.. They are struck/minted

    Only paper currency is printed.. With ink ;)
  7. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Your Cent was crushed between a vise after it left the San Francisco Mint :yack:
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  8. Anthonym85

    Anthonym85 New Member

    Ok thank you for the feedback. How does small letters get inside of the little squares if it's just damaged...I don't get all of the coin collecting lingo but if you look closely there are letters stamped everywhere
  9. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Look up the word Paredolia.. They look like letters but they are not.. Trust me my friend I have been studying and collecting mint errors for 34 years now.
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  10. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    First welcome to CT. Your cent is damaged. How it got damaged, only the person knows that did that. It's only worth one cent in that condition.

    Coins are minted, paper currency is printed, and stamps are also printed. There is no process in place to stamp any coin or paper money at the time of manufacture. This can only be done after it leaves the mint or the BEP and then it's considered damaged like your coin is.
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  11. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Welcome to the neighborhood, Anthony!

    Being a new collector, you need to learn as much as you can about the minting process before you start looking for errors. Otherwise, you'll be wasting a lot of time on damaged coins like this.

    Here is a site that you should find helpful.

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  13. Shrews1994

    Shrews1994 Collecting is my passion.

    Just think.. how could the mint do this? They don't do this to no coin. Watch videos on how the mint makes coins then you'll understand it all. But no it's not an error. You'll get farther knowledge if you listen and study.
  14. Anthonym85

    Anthonym85 New Member

    Thanks Chris you been very informative. I will study up, new to the game and having fun with it.
  15. Lawtoad

    Lawtoad Well-Known Member

    Looks like someone hit it with a meat tenderizer mallet. Someone was very bored and crushed the life out of this poor cent.
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