1956 Wheat Penny With a Greek '6'

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Sam Stone, Jan 28, 2020.

  1. Sam Stone

    Sam Stone Old, fat, bald, gray, ugly, lazy, and married

    Forgive me, I don't have a very good camera but I did the best I can. I found this earlier today and I've never seen a date (the number 6) so odd. I can't find any evidence it is post mint, there doesn't seem to be any gouges or scrapes near enough to have caused it, and it's very neat and clean. I'm OK if it's just a conversation piece, but I'm old and trying to learn new stuff. However, if it's Howard Hughes' long lost heir I'm also willing to share.

    BTW, I've spent at least 2, 3,or more hours every day over the last few months trying to understand my father in law's collection and I've waaaaaaay overdone it and am as confused as when I started. Is it appropriate to gather a bunch of coins I don't understand and someone be kind enough to tell me what I am and am not seeing? Otherwise, I'm afraid I will have to tell the family I need to start over or give up. Thanks for any input.
     

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  3. GSDykes

    GSDykes Well-Known Member

    PMD, it took a hit there, or a particle of the die broke off. Oh,,, do not give up. If you have the time. Pick one type of coin, say - quarters, and focus upon them for a time. Then move to another. Break it down into sections or groups, like any other big job. Try to enjoy, keep posting and asking questions.

    I am 73, still fairly healthy. I enjoy new challenges, its also good for the brain. I have often suffered from depression and anxiety attacks, being involved with coins and the Bible are therapy (among other benefits). By the way how old are you??
    Gary in Washington
     
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  4. Sam Stone

    Sam Stone Old, fat, bald, gray, ugly, lazy, and married

    My ex girlfriend had PMD a lot. No, wait. That was something else.

    Thank you for the information.
     
  5. GSDykes

    GSDykes Well-Known Member

    Ha ha, that was funny, really. Hey get a better camera, get involved, Stick your neck out. Just on this site alone lies tons of information, just pick a topic and do a search at the tops of the pages. How old???
    Gary in Washington
     
  6. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Well-Known Member

    Welcome to Coin Talk. Go through one series at a time. Start with Cents, then nickels, etc..Ask questions. we're here to help.
     
  7. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    You got the took a hit part correct. Then you added the particle of the die broke off.. That's incorrect.
     
  8. GSDykes

    GSDykes Well-Known Member

    okie dokie
     
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  9. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    If part of the die had broken off. One would see an interior die chip attached to the 6.
     
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  10. SmokinJoe

    SmokinJoe Well-Known Member

    :hilarious:
     
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  11. Chuck_A

    Chuck_A Well-Known Member

    That happens to be my birth year and I have one very similar to yours. I also inherited 2 collections that I've been going through the last few years. It takes time and research and there are very knowledgeable people here along with information you won't find anywhere else. Don't be discouraged and welcome to CT!
     
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  12. Sam Stone

    Sam Stone Old, fat, bald, gray, ugly, lazy, and married

    Thank you. I'm honestly exhausted researching because I pretty much overdo everything. In this case, it's only confused me because if I look at 10 sites, I get 20 different opinions on what I'm trying to find out.

    Thanks again for your time.
     
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  13. Sam Stone

    Sam Stone Old, fat, bald, gray, ugly, lazy, and married

    Thank you for the time. I'm trying to learn and this seems to be a great community. Thanks again.
     
  14. Sam Stone

    Sam Stone Old, fat, bald, gray, ugly, lazy, and married

    Thank you for the information. I will store it somewhere in my brane that will probably get lost, but I genuinely appreciate everyone's courtesy.
     
  15. Sam Stone

    Sam Stone Old, fat, bald, gray, ugly, lazy, and married

    Thank you for the encouragement, and the part about faith is especially important. I hope it's appropriate to say this, but it's my firm belief that without God there's no way I'd still be standing. I'm 62 and arrogantly thought I was too old for depression, anxiety, or discouragement so our lives continue to get more complicated instead of better. My wife just found out she needs surgery and without discretionary income for several years I'm finally realizing I should shore up my faith so God can get through all the barriers I've put up.

    It took a long time to find a forum I felt comfortable I could trust, and the kindness I've already been given prove I at least got that part right.

    Let me wish you another even happier and healthier 73 more years!! Thanks again.
     
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  16. Sam Stone

    Sam Stone Old, fat, bald, gray, ugly, lazy, and married

    I've already found that this forum is full of people I can easily respect. Like yourself.

    Thank you for your time, and hopefully I won't run out of gas before I let it get me down.

    To everyone, I sincerely appreciate every moment you offer helping or just reading my pleas.
     
  17. Tonkawa Bill

    Tonkawa Bill Member

    . . . For your wife .. Mother Mary said ANYTHING may be overcome with the Rosary... Please ck out https://archive.fatima.org/crusader/truestory/truestorytoc.asp...

     
  18. Sam Stone

    Sam Stone Old, fat, bald, gray, ugly, lazy, and married

     
  19. Sam Stone

    Sam Stone Old, fat, bald, gray, ugly, lazy, and married

    I accidentally quoted the word wife. I can't express how incredible it is to have people like yourself show concern for my family. I am familiar with the event you referenced and have actually studied from a scientific POV when I was much, much younger. I must confess, however I have not been exposed to Catholicism, except tangentially. I'm not one to judge others, but when Faith is involved I like to believe the conversation is about the same God I know. It's possible to be a different one, and I won't judge. I will pray for that person and hopefully he/she will do the same and some day, some how we meet again in the same Heaven. Discussing coins (as well as my wife) it's looking like I'll never understand either one. If I had a choice, she's going to win but I hope it will be a win-win. Thank you again for reaching out. I will pass it on and look into it. You have my word.
     
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