1978-D Lincoln cent error?

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  1. rad1964

    rad1964 Senior Member

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  3. rockdude

    rockdude Coin Collector

    Well what I'm looking at on the 'D' could be a broken die and it is pretty common. Is it worth anything? No added value.

    Almost forgot to WELCOME :hail: you to the forum.
  4. byrd740

    byrd740 Numismatist

    Its probably just a die chip. Not worth any premium. Welcome to the forum!
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  5. rad1964

    rad1964 Senior Member

    ahh hah

    Ah thanks for the insight. Kind of what I thought, but always good to get a few more opinions! I just rediscovered my childhood coin collection. Alwways wanted to own a doubloon "pirate treasure" and finally got a Bolivia Potasi 8 Reales - woot! Good to be here.

  6. bhp3rd

    bhp3rd Die varieties, Gems

    Many look like that and it's not anything at all.

    Many look like that and it's not anything at all.
    Keep searching and good luck!
  7. Edinmem

    Edinmem hobbyist

    Your photo of the Lincoln cent was very nice ....now post a pic of the Bolivia Potasu 8 Reales
  8. rad1964

    rad1964 Senior Member

    Thank you, I will try and shoot the 8 Reales in a few minutes. Take a look under the World & Ancient Coins section for a new post with Bolivian and Potosi ..

    Mind you, its my first and I would have gladly accepted a worn slug :(
    But now that I have my Krause I am better prepared for a higher grade... someday.

    {;-()> rad1964
  9. just coins

    just coins New Member

    Just a flled D nothing of significance.
  10. justafarmer

    justafarmer Senior Member

    I pulled this quote off VAMworld

    “Silver dollars are created by striking metal blanks with hardened dies containing the mirror image of the desired pattern. Through careful study, slight differences can be used to identify specific dies that created the coins. Sometimes these differences occur during the creation of the dies, while other times they are caused by the maintenance or use of the dies.”

    This idea can be applied to all coins.

    I know your coin isn’t a silver dollar, the error is common for Lincoln Cents and adds no premium dollar value. But the coin can be attributed to a specific working die with a good indicator as to die state. So from my perspective – premium dollar value – no – above average numismatic value – yes. It’s a keeper.
  11. Marline

    Marline New Member

    Hi just found a 1978 penny w the word liberty wrongly spelled my penny said LIDERTY can you (EDIT) the answer for this I can also send you a picture (Edit - No personal contact information, other users can send a Private Message)
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  12. Randy59

    Randy59 New Member

    I'm just a novice, and not exactly sure what determines a coins value. My thoughts are, one mans junk is another mans treasure. Also, things (coins) are worth what someone is willing to pay for them. Just my 2 cents :) Randy.
  13. Randy59

    Randy59 New Member

    I'm wondering of anyone here can shed a little light on this. When I type "What makes a penny valuable" into my Google browser, the only thing that comes up is "Top most valuable pennies". Have all the missprints and errors been descovered? I'm an explorer, I want to find things that haven't been found yet.
  14. Lisza

    Lisza New Member

    I have this 1978 D that is the exact same one but dose anyone know exactly the value of this?
  15. Lisza

    Lisza New Member

    Altough the one i have is in much better condition
  16. crc64error

    crc64error New Member

    It has slight difference and is worth slightly more than face value to someone. Hold on to it.
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