1955-S Wheat Cent strange reverse

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Seattlite86, May 27, 2023.

  1. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    I originally took a closer look at this coin because of the die crack at the BE in LIBERTY, but the reverse really stood out to me. What’s the most likely cause of the 4 dots on the west side of the N in CENT? They could just be die chips, but their positioning was strange.
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  4. Seattlite86

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  5. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    I agree that it was struck with worn die due to the ghosting on the reverse.
    That is very prominent. The 4 abnormality on the side of the "N" may be from the die being dressed, cleaned or "polishing" as some say, just speculation really, but I don't think they were caused by normal die wear.
    Random die chip is a possibility I would not discount.
  6. Mountain Man

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    Did that coin come from a roll of 55 S? It looks to be in BU shape, like mine were.
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  7. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    I don’t know its origins, just that it came from a collection I purchased. It was already in a 2x2, not labeled other than with the date and MM.
  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Other signs point to a worn die and I believe that’s the cause.
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  9. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    I agree.
    "Blame it on the Die". :rolleyes:
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