1962 penny rim damage

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by MatrixMP-9, Aug 23, 2019.

  1. MatrixMP-9

    MatrixMP-9 Supporter! Supporter

    I have a pretty big "lot" of pennies Ive been slowly going through. A little here and there when I have time. In the lot there was a bunch that were in cardboard covers. Unfortunately, there was nothing written on most of them. someone at some point see something or thought enough to protect them I guess. I seen nothing significant about the coin in its protector so I figured Id open a few up. The only thing significant on this penny is this damage on the rim. I couldnt see it in the protector. Anyway, it does look weird but I dont know. Is this rim damage something that couldve happened at the mint or it just more "creative natural PMD"????? I tried to get quick photos with just my Iphone so if better or closer pictures are needed for an opinion, please let me know and I will get my scope out. IMG_6508.jpg IMG_6509.jpg IMG_6510.jpg IMG_6511.jpg
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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    I will say this.. It's not an issue that occurred at the Mint.
    But to me it looks like an issue that occurred before the planchet arrived at the Mint..
    Planchet Error. Either a ragged edge clip or a planchet fissure error. IMHO not PMD

    Lets try @Fred Weinberg
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  4. MatrixMP-9

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    Thats interesting. Possibly the planchet made it to the die with some sort of issue before it was "minted". I like to try to imagine how something might occur. I cant think either of something that would happen during minting to cause that "melty" hole kind of thing. I dont know but my assumption is that planchets are stamped and not extruded? so if the edge of the planchet had damage and got through to a die, ???? I just dont know enough on the subject. time for some research to learn a bit more on it when time permits. Thanks Paddy!
  5. dchjr

    dchjr Well-Known Member

    check this out. it may help.
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  6. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    Looks like a ragged end clipped planchet to me,
    from what I can see in the photos.
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  7. paddyman98

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    You are over thinking it.. It's very simple.
    There was a part of the copper sheet that was faulty. When the planchet was cut part of the faulty metal was included with the planchet. That's it.. Simple.
  8. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Congratulations. You have found a nice Planchet Error. Keep it safe. No need to send it to have attributed. Only if you want. It has a small premium.
    I would purchase such an item myself for my collection.
  9. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Here is an example from my own collection. I can't show the edge but it looks just like your Cent. 1963.
    If I remember correctly I think I paid about $50.00 for this slab.
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2019
  10. MatrixMP-9

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    WOW! Pretty cool! So this explains why someone in the past decided to put it in a protector. To me thats cool. Whoever it was knew something about coins. this "lot" came from a box that was under a bunch of junk in a farmhouse south of Tampa. In this particular box, the most recent penny I have found so far is dated 1969. There was also a bunch of "books". There is 18 total. Theres 2 versions 1909 to 1940 and version two apparently is 1941 into the 60s. They are mostly filled. At first glance , most of them are really circulated. What I found in the few that I looked at is if I pop them out of their little spot, the backsides look in much better condition for some reason. I am going to make time to look through them this weekend. I already found a forgery in one..its a 1914 thats really a 1941. Best part about this particular fat box of coins....I got it for free! It was given in exchange to a friend for some tree work. He gave them to me because he has no interest in the hobby. anyway, another cool thing about these books is it shows the mintage for each coin variety. Kind of cool to see the vast difference between a few coins that had a million or less and others that were like 1,500 million.

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  11. paddyman98

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    Nice gift. Have fun and I hope you find another neat error. Just remember.. Don't over think it. Just create the thread ask a simple question then wait for us to give you a qick simple answer.. Stay away from the What's it Worth forum :hilarious:
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