1968 D Error Penny?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by ReecaDae, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. ReecaDae

    ReecaDae New Member

    I have this penny that I'm pretty sure is an error coin but looking around the interwebs I can't find one like this so I'm unsure if this happened during production or after... Help?

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  3. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Welcome to the neighborhood!

    It looks like it is a "dryer coin". In other words, it was stuck between the inner and outer drums of the machine, and the heat and continual bouncing around caused the deformities.

  4. Pete Apple

    Pete Apple Well-Known Member

    It may be a die attrition error.
    Notice the last photo in this reference:

    Also see Coin World June 9, 2014 article on Die Errors by Mike Diamond Page 66.

    However I am not ready to rule out dryer coin either.

    The case for damage is this:
    Mike Diamond says (about the following coin): "This is post-strike damage. Metal was relocated from the edge and rim to the peripheral field and letters in the form of a thin apron."
    Rim Metal just inside.jpg

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  5. cpm9ball

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    I copied this from error-ref.com:

    "A die attrition error is generated when a temporarily misaligned hammer die smacks repeatedly against the beveled entrance of the collar. This wears away the edge of the field portion of the die and sometimes the entire rim gutter. This leaves the coin with an unstruck, raised crescent on the face struck by the hammer die. The internal margin of the crescent is smooth. Particularly severe die attrition errors can leave peripheral letters significantly truncated."

    The OP's coin appears to have damage to both sides.

  6. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    I can't say what it is, but for my money, it's different enough to put in your "Oddities" box and save for what we call "Show and Tell" : Whatever the final call is, you'll be able to Show it to your friends and Tell them about it.

    Welcome to Coin Talk !! the Best Little Coin Chat Site on the interwebs, where even a plain coin gets a plain answer.
    Always feel free to post your photos and questions. We are all happy to help.
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  7. Pete Apple

    Pete Apple Well-Known Member

    Chris I think you are correct! I shot from the hip a little too quickly! Sometimes I think this stuff is going to drive me crazy, but then I realize that I am close enough to walk!
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  8. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Are you kidding? When I shoot from the hip, I usually hit my foot.

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  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Looks like it was stuck in a dryer like Chris said. I doubt it was there for a long period but copper is soft and a dryer produces enough heat to move the metal as the dryers drum spins around.

    Welcome to CT.
  10. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Coins don't leave the mint looking like this.
  11. Pete Apple

    Pete Apple Well-Known Member

  12. ReecaDae

    ReecaDae New Member

    Thanks for the input everyone! Oh well, I will find my treasure someday! Alas, today was not my day... thwarted by the dryer machine.
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