Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Jenalee, Aug 30, 2020.
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If it has a Wheat Back it is a 1957.. If it has a Memorial Building on the Back it will be a 1959.
The Reverse design changed in 1959.
It looks like a 1959 that took a nice hit.
Post Mint Damage.
Something can strike just that area of the coin, affect the 9 and nothing else.
Yes in reality.. That's what occurred. I've seen many examples over the years. Not a Photoshop picture.
Any damage wil wear down over the years.
This website explains different forms of post mint damage including the slanted numeral issue.
Ok fair enough. Vending and coin wrapping machines seem to take aim for the last digit in the date!
Ever see someone crack open a roll of coins on the edge of the cashiers draw?
@paddyman98 said - what is on the reverse?
Copper is soft and easily bent or moved, especially on a copper cent. An egg shell is hard until it is struck with something a little harder. Then is crumbles.
Thank you for all your input. It is the memorial building. I thought there were some errors out there however, of 1957 pennies with this reverse?
Thanks for your feedback. I hope you don’t think mine is photoshopped?
No, there are no known examples of a Memorial reverse on a 1957 cent. There is a controversial 1959-D with a wheat reverse.
Thank you for your feedback. Why would the top of the nine be straight on the top and the curved part look completely different from the other? I also thought that some of the 1957’s were accidentally minted with the Memorial building reverse.
Oh okay! ☹️ Thanks
BTW, welcome to CT.
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