1970 D with closed 9

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Robert Montgomery, Sep 26, 2020.

  1. Robert Montgomery

    Robert Montgomery New Member

    Hello,

    Here to get advice on this 1970 D penny. If you notice, the "9" is completely closed up. The penny looks like it did have something splattered on it; but even where those marks are I see no heat type damage to cause the 9 to be closed like that.

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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    It is known as a Die Chip. A break on the Die caused that. A piece fell of on the Die and when it struck the blank planchet the metal flowed into the break. that is why it is raised.
    Neat but nothing major.
     
  4. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    The post forming the center of the number (or letter) breaks off and allows coin metal to flow into the void. It happens a lot.

    1983 Lincoln 1c Filled 8.jpg
     
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