1961 D Penny Multistrike Reverse Error and Obverse Impressed Error

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by iluvqps, Mar 21, 2019.

  1. iluvqps

    iluvqps New Member

    I have a penny that has an impressed error and multi-strike errors that appear to have occurred during the mint process. I have been told that the impressed issue basically culls this coin as damaged and nullifies any strike errors. How can damage caused at the mint not be considered legitimate?
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  3. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    Sorry, but this did not happen at the mint. Somebody with a little spare time and a vice in the garage squeezed them together. The key characteristic is the mirrored image of the Canadian cent. Keep looking, but remember, there are a heck of a lot more damaged coins than true errors. Best of luck

    These sites have some good info on errors and the minting process
    http://doubleddie.com/58222.html
    http://www.error-ref.com/
     
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  4. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

  5. Michael K

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  6. iluvqps

    iluvqps New Member

    The confusing part is that the divot from the Canadian coin letters is behind "Liberty" and "Trust" etc with smashing them.
     
  7. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    I agree.. squeeze job.
    This was created in someone's garage or tool shop. Easy to make.
    Not a Mint Error. Believe us when we tell you this!
     
  8. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball Cannot Re-Member

    @iluvqps

    Paddy, that still doesn't explain how IGWT could remain undamaged if "ELIZABETH II" was the overstamp.

    Chris
     
  9. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    OK you got me.. Well you see the US Mint used Canadian dies that had incorrect images of a Canadian coin and struck a Cent Planchet.. then the struck coin with the incused and reverse image was tossed back into the bin and a normal Cent was struck over it.. Tada! There is the impossible explanation! :banghead:
     
  10. iluvqps

    iluvqps New Member

    That certainly seems more plausible to me. Especially since the impressed letters are so deep and easily felt with fingertips, plus Lincoln's head is raised and bold without appearance of damage.
     
  11. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    I totally made all that up.. It's not true and not possible.
    It is still a Squeeze Job :facepalm:
     
  12. iluvqps

    iluvqps New Member

    Now you got me!
     
  13. Inspector43

    Inspector43 70 Year Collector

    I almost clicked "Best Answer" on that one.
     
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