1956 wheat penny on what?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by MrisaW, Dec 13, 2019.

  1. MrisaW

    MrisaW Member

    i found this lincoln cent in a coin roll yesterday and dont know what it was struck on or what exactly happened to it. Any ideas are appreciated. IMG_0067.JPG IMG_0065.JPG IMG_20191213_122359 (1).png IMG_20191213_122334.png IMG_20191213_122316.png IMG_20191213_122219.png IMG_20191213_122152.png IMG_20191213_122146.png IMG_20191213_122109.png
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  3. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    Your coin looks like it may have been crimped into a Lucky Cent holder or in a bezel that is sometimes used for jewelry.
  4. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It's not worth the time to investigate.
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  5. alurid

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  6. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    If I don't take some time to investigate something, I will miss out on an opportunity to learn something.
    Your coin is only worth what you can learn from it.
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  7. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    And it looks like it has somewhat of a ghost on the reverse.
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  8. MrisaW

    MrisaW Member

    Thank you for your reply. I will be investigating it more even if only for the knowledge to use somewhere else. I appreciate you taking the time to help me figure out why it was like that.
  9. MrisaW

    MrisaW Member

    A ghost as in something that was there before the penny was struck on it (fingers crossed and huge giddy smile on my face) because that's what I thought. The extra marks on the lip made me think that something else was there before the penny I just dont know what.
  10. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    That's easy.. A blank Copper Planchet

    That's a small lamination on the face. Common on wheat cents. That is not any kind of recycled coin.

    The Ghosting is also common. Called Indirect Image Transfer. Nothing major.

    The rest is PMD - Post Mint Damage
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  11. MrisaW

    MrisaW Member

    I apologize if I sound silly or ignorant in this subject, I am still kind of new to all the different aspects, but if I may ask how did the rim become flattened like that? It just struck me as odd because there looks like other letters around the lip of the coin and said lip is for lack of a better word inverted instead of raised like every other wheat cent I've come across. It's all just very fascinating to me how this came to be like it is. That's all. I mean no disrespect and I'm not challenging your knowledge. Just thirsty for my own is all. So thank you for your input and taking the time to answer my questions.
  12. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Look at the photo in post #4.
    Copper is not very hard, and when it gets put into one of those things,
    the metal moves a little. And it takes the new shape of the holder when
    it is a tight fit.
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