1964 Canadian Penny

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Teran, Nov 28, 2020.

  1. Teran

    Teran Member

    Is this error or what!?!?!?
    I took pictures from different angles to show every detail.
    If there is an error, then can experts let me know the value, please?
     

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  3. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    What makes you think it is an error?
     
  4. Teran

    Teran Member

    I am new in this field, I do not know the right terms but it seems that it is not scratch or the color or layer is over that marks and it looks like a design!
     
  5. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Its not an error just a normal canadian cent that took alot of hits value=1 cent
     
  6. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    That would be a gauge..
    DEFDAM - Definitely Damaged :yack:

    1 cent 1964 prices and values
    The minimum value of a 1 cent 1964 is $0.02, due to the value of the metal that composes it.

    Alloy: 98% copper, 0.5% tin and 1.5% zinc
     
  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

  8. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    I'll bet I could pick anybody off the street who could add two and two together and they could tell you it's just beat up from circulation...
     
  9. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

  10. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

  11. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    PMD, or Post Mint Damage, which means it happened after it left the mint, so not an error. As @paddyman98 stated, worth maybe 2¢ but being damaged, it isn't something a collector would want, IMHO.
     
  12. Teran

    Teran Member

    But the interesting thing is that I have another one with the same kind of problem and design, then how can it be explained?
     

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  13. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Its just damage there not %100 the same.
     
  14. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    In the wild, they have been know to reproduce. There could be more out there. LOL
     
  15. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    If you're suggesting the coin in the OP and coin in post 11 are the same, then you are absolutely mistaken. You can easily see that both coins suffered hits, dings and gouges. That's why it can be explained as PMD.

    As a new collector with an interest in errors, you need to remember that you should never say "I can't explain how the damage could have occurred, so it must be an error". You always need to explain how it could occur during the minting process. It takes time to learn the process, but as you build knowledge, you'll see that your coins couldn't not have left the mint like that.
     
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