1955 half penny... I mean, penny cut in half

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by happy_collector, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

    Newly received 1955 wheat penny which is cut in half. Nice that this "$0.005 coin" still retains the Lincoln portrait and the year. And I like NGC not using the prongs slab on this coin. :happy:

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    This one has a MS64 Brown.
     
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  3. SorenCoins

    SorenCoins Well-Known Member

    What a cool coin wow! I find it stunning how it still has Lincoln and the date still preserved on it.
     
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  4. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    NGC would not attribute a Cent that was cut in half. That implies that it was done deliberately. That would not be a Mint Error. It is either a faulty Planchet that cracked and lost a piece or a Straight Clip.

    Do you have this coin? Can we see the label? That looks like a PCGS Slab and not an NGC slab o_O
     
  5. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Sure doesn't look cut in half.
     
  6. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    Cool coin. Since it’s slabbed, you could clarify what error actually caused this. My bet is a Planchet flaw that caused the coin to crack in two.

    I dislike the NGC prongs myself. Hides part of the coin. Glad they didn’t do that, or perhaps couldn’t do that here.
     
  7. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

    It is in an NGC slab, just not the regular prong type.

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  8. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

    Agree. I guess I mislabel the title... Do you know how to rename title? Never tried it before. Thanks!
     
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  9. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

    Agree. Looking into revising title.
     
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  10. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Ok so now we know what you have.
    Ragged Clip Planchet.
    Always show the entire slab so we can have a better idea of what you have.
     
  11. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    I forget who pointed it out earlier, but displaying the entire slab may also cue people into how much was paid for the coin. That’s something some people may not want to disclose for a variety of reasons. I’m not certain it is necessary to demand the entire slab shown, but certainly is nice to have all the info.
     
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  13. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    I saw that thread. I don't think that it is really a big deal. For years I have been showing all of my Mint Error slabs with no problem. So I think it's silly. But to each their own.
     
  14. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    It was struck on a Ragged Edge clip.. So there is no other part to it.
     
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  15. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    I've not seen an error like this before. Thanks for the post.
     
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  16. paddyman98

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  17. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Good thing it wasn't the famous DDO.
     
  18. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    I think that a 1955 Doubled Die on a Ragged Clip Planchet would be worth even more money! It would be a Major Variety and Mint Error at the same time! :greedy:
     
  19. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

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  20. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Just wanted to see if anyone would pick up on that. Congrats to Paddy! ;)
     
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  21. SorenCoins

    SorenCoins Well-Known Member

    What an interesting slab! I was hoping you would post the whole slab at some point :)
     
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