1968-S Cent(s) with odd spikes on the 9...error?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Deadstr, Jun 1, 2020.

  1. Deadstr

    Deadstr New Member

    I have more than 1 and fewer than 10 1968-s BU cents that have 2 small, and 1 large raised spikes (?). It's identical on each of my examples. Is this die damage? An error? (apologies for poor picture quality)

    Your thoughts are appreciated. 20200601_142223.jpg
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  3. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Die chips
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  4. Deadstr

    Deadstr New Member

    Very good. Thank you!
  5. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast

    Correct. Damaged die and a run of coins from it in your lot. Note: the little nick on the right side of the 1 looked a little familiar to me. You aren't presenting the whole coin, so it might be worth exploring a little further. Check this link out:


    In this die state, there isn't anything going on with the 9 like yours does. However, the nick on the 1 is either coincidentally there, or you might have an earlier die state, assuming you find doubling in the Motto. Given you mentioned BU examples, it's worth a second look.
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