Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Teran, Oct 19, 2021.

  1. Teran

    Teran Active Member

    In this 1969 D penny; is the digit 6 over a second D?

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  3. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    I don't see it.
  4. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    I see a normal 1969 D cent.
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  5. Teran

    Teran Active Member

    In the first photo, even the loop of the D is visible after the loop of digit 6!
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  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Maybe the start of a die chip but it’s nothing to get excited about.
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    KBBPLL Well-Known Member

    No, but there's a camel being chased by a lion.
  8. MeowtheKitty

    MeowtheKitty Well-Known Member

    Meow thinks there might be something there. A bit of soaking to get the small chunks out the way might help.
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  9. l.cutler

    l.cutler Member

    Definitely something there, might be a die chip as previously stated or possibly die clashing.
  10. Teran

    Teran Active Member

    I will do
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  11. Peter M Black

    Peter M Black Active Member

    I see what you're seeing too. I have no idea what it is - just find it funny with discoveries & speculations. It could be a "second D" but I wouldn't count on it becoming your next fortune! Thanks for the share anyway!
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  12. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    I do see what appears to be a D under the 6. You have something there, good luck.
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  13. Teran

    Teran Active Member

    Thank you for your pragmatic comment.
  14. Teran

    Teran Active Member

    Thank you!
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  15. Mountain Man

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    I saw it instantly, so it stands out, but whether it is pareidolia or a "dropped letter" is hard to tell. With it in hand, try to measure the supposed D to see if it is the same size as the mint mark. If it is, I'd send it in to be authenticated. Good luck and let us know the outcome.
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  16. expat

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    I enlarged a portion of the OP image
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  17. MeowtheKitty

    MeowtheKitty Well-Known Member

    Meow thinks the mint mark maker was dropped on the die, leaving a very light randomly placed mint mark.
  18. KBBPLL

    KBBPLL Well-Known Member

    It's a scratch and a couple of gouges that raised some metal. It's nothing but damage. I've highlighted multiple other similar scratches. It's not even raised above the surface (compare the light on the date and the real D), except maybe a little where the metal was gouged. What's supposed to be the bottom left of the D isn't even joined together, and what's supposed to be the top and right doesn't have the correct curve, and it's not even the right size. It's useful to flip these things upside-down and then see what you think you see. This is damage and an optical illusion. My evaluation.

  19. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Excellent evaluation. Thanks for the explanation!
    You think like I think.

    The answer is Pareidolia.
  20. PassthePuck

    PassthePuck Well-Known Member

    I say yes! I would have it checked. Good luck!
  21. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Huh? o_O
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