1956D cent reverse rim?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by SteveRicc, May 14, 2021.

  1. SteveRicc

    SteveRicc New Member

    I don't even know if this is possible. Is there a process in the minting that would create a reverse rim? Instead of thicker it is thinner. I know this coin had a hard life and is no beauty queen. The coin weights 3.12 grams and that seems inline with my other '56D's. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
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  3. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    It looks like it as encased in something, that's why the funny rim. Somebody who probably needed the money took it out. :)
     
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  4. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Correct. That cent is damaged.
    As stated.. It was encased in a lucky cent holder or bezel.

    Not a mint error of any kind.
     
  5. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    I agree with eddie. It looks like it was an encased cent.
     
  6. SteveRicc

    SteveRicc New Member

    Thanks to all for your help.
     
  7. JPD3

    JPD3 Well-Known Member

    Growing up, lucky coins were a cool thing for young boys around my area to have on a key chain (easier to carry than a rabbit's foot). Sometimes the coins would wiggle loose, but a quick squeeze from a pair of pliers would rectify that.
    Encased coins came in a multitude of holders. Businesses gave them away and you could get them as souvenirs from visiting places like Niagara Falls or Pike's Peak. There are even groups that collect the older or more obscure ones.
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