Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Melissa Weller, Sep 25, 2021.
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Damage with circulation wear and tear just a cent not an error.
Applied by using a vice and pressing another coin against this one.
It would be a vice to be a vise and vise to a vice versa(vise not vice).
oopse, yes, a Freudian slip there.
Maybe we need call out the vise squad! (another slip).. lol
Uncalled for Melissa. The question you asked is, is this common and is it worth anything? The reason members are telling you it's a vice job is because America can not possibly be imprinted on your coin from the mint. It happened post minting. As often happens when middle school or high school kids go to shop class they'll often use some of the available tools, machines and equipment to alter coins. Many of us have done it. The results are what you found CRH.
Nobody gave you that info to be rude it was an actual explanation of how it happened, and the reason it's worth one cent.
I suspect the culprit are the click bait articles and YouTube videos “YOU COULD HAVE $50K IN YOUR POCKET CHANGE.”
the reality is - even IF if was a genuine error, 99% of errors are of minimal value, mostly under $10. Big money is for famous ones like Bugs Bunny Ben, Extra Leaf Wisconsin, DDO 1955 Cent, etc.
Another thing that gets many members frustrated is the lack of education on what a true error is. There are tons of resources - the idea is to do your own research first and then ask for help.
You should never assume a coin is an error because you can't explain how the damage occurred. It can only be an error if you can explain how it occurred during the minting process. Many of the members are very knowledgeable of the minting process and are telling you that this cannot happen at the mint.
If you enjoy searching for Errors, learning and understanding the minting and die making processes is very useful. Here is a video to get you started.
just keep your head high and keep looking unusual coins lurk out there waiting to be found
FREE site to use. If you feel members are rude and putting you down, then please feel free to go somewhere else, but I hope you'll grow a thicker skin and stick around long enough to learn from some very knowledgeable folks here at CT. Good Luck.
I think your coin is PMD but a very interesting conversational piece and I would keep it for that reason.
The OP wanted to know and an explanation was given. How is that "picking" anyone apart?
You didn't get either one, because the damaged coin
didn't deserve a positive or nice comment - it's damaged/altered.
Also, no one accused you of putting it in a vice - they just said it
was 'squeezed in a vice'
I didn't read any rude or hateful comments.
People told you exactly what the situation was with this coin.
If you like it, you can save it because it isn't costing anything to keep it.
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