1969 S Lincoln penny I found

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Jeremy L Butrick, Oct 29, 2020.

  1. Jeremy L Butrick

    Jeremy L Butrick New Member

    I found this in a penny roll I got from the bank and I have no idea what kind of error this is. I've searched it and have not seem anything like this. Does anyone know or let me know if it's worth keeping or it's just junk. CM201027-063756058.jpg CM201027-063808059.jpg CM201027-063756058.jpg CM201027-063808059.jpg
     
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  3. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Even though its heavily worn/damaged its still an s mint and from the 60s i would keep it for reference.
     
  4. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    it's not a 69 it's a 64
     
  5. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    The Obverse is damaged. The Reverse shows damage.
     
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  6. Sidney Osborne

    Sidney Osborne Active Member

  7. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Looks like an s to me i guess it's just that damaged
     
  8. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Supporter! Supporter

    If you have a 1964 S I’m all in for $10k
     
  9. BJBII

    BJBII Metrologist

    Crazy . . . A 1964 S would be quite the find. I would love it to be S, it looks like an S, but can that be?
    My heart says S, my mind says D.
     
  10. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Well if the op could post a closer picture of the mm
     
  11. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    It's a flattened D
     
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  12. dlts

    dlts Active Member

    It's definitely worth keeping. You should get it looked at by someone who specializes in error coins, maybe check out CONECA or Wexler's Coins, just to be sure. Get a close-up of that mint mark, too.
     
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  13. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    The entire coin, both sides, is badly damaged.
     
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  14. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Welcome to CT. For future reference, it is best to post photos FULL IMAGE (when uploading a photo, two buttons appear; thumbnail, and Full Image, click full image) so members can easily compare and enlarge them for better views. Interesting coin and not sure how it was damaged or why there is a ghost image of Lincoln on the reverse. @paddyman98 care to elaborate?
     
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  15. DarkRage666

    DarkRage666 Wannabe Supporter!

    I'm wondering if somebody used a hydraulic press
     
  16. Silverpop

    Silverpop Active Member

    looks Post mint damaged to me
     
  17. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    At first I though it was a Indirect Image Transfer (Ghosting) but I wasn't sure. When Fred stated damaged on both sides I felt like the issue must be post mint also. How? I don't know.

    I changed my previous answer.
     
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  18. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    Since we weren't there when it was
    flattened, we can't tell 100% exactly
    how, but it doesn't matter, imo.

    Probably put in a vise - but who cares ?
     
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  19. Jeremy L Butrick

    Jeremy L Butrick New Member

    The front is flatten and the back isn't badly damage.
    Yea my bad I thought I put 1964, I just notice that. Thanks!
     
  20. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    That was my first thought also.
     
  21. Jeremy L Butrick

    Jeremy L Butrick New Member

    CM201029-134535001.jpg CM201029-134542002.jpg CM201029-134553004.jpg CM201029-134624006.jpg CM201029-134632007.jpg CM201029-134642008.jpg CM201029-134659009.jpg CM201029-134727011.jpg CM201029-134749013.jpg CM201029-134736012.jpg So as we all can see the image on the front is very flat. However the image that appears on the back of the lincoln cent has a tremendous amount of hight and depth to it . It looks like a topographical map for lack of a better word. Although the front is in pores shape the back is quite nice when compared to the front every one has asked for close up photos of the Lincoln cent so I've done my best here you go
     
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