1964 Lincoln Cent with no reverse side??

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by dbeck22, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. dbeck22

    dbeck22 Member

    Can someone help me with this..... what is the deal with this penny????

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  3. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Somebody ground/sanded the reverse down. Used to be folks would do this to a coin (cents worked best because copper is soft). Once smooth they would engrave a sentiment of some sort. They are commonly referred to as love tokens. Perhaps this was a love token in the making. Or could simply be a bored kid in shop class. Either way, this occurred after leaving the mint.
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  4. SilverDollar2017

    SilverDollar2017 Morgan dollars

    I agree with Randy Abercrombie about this being post mint damage.
  5. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    glue it and put it on the bottom of chairs to help them slide on metal floors.

    ... thinking commonly outside of the box of commonly thinking ...
  6. tmeyer

    tmeyer Active Member

    It almost looks like someone filled in the reverse with solder. It looks like some got onto the obverse too.
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  7. RickO

    RickO Active Member

    Post mint damage...
  8. Cochisz

    Cochisz Chief coin collector

    Only worth half a cent.
  9. Bud1 Wilson

    Bud1 Wilson Well-Known Member

    Heat the coin and if the reverse clears up tmeyer got it right..Bud and I think he may well have gotten it right.
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  10. jtlee321

    jtlee321 Well-Known Member

    This is exactly what I was thinking. Someone was experimenting with solder and decided to fill the reverse in. The obverse has some obvious overflow.
  11. MisterWD

    MisterWD Active Member

    Good call. I've done it myself. Also looks to me like the solder side is slightly convex from the surface tension of the solder when it was molten which lends some verification to your theory.
  12. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    take a big torch to it and melt away !!
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