1981 D penny error??

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by 75loops, Aug 2, 2019.

  1. 75loops

    75loops New Member

    Hi, im brand new to coin collecting and this is my first post here with y'all. I have an interesting 1981 Lincoln Memorial Cent 20190731_162747.jpg 20190731_164005.jpg 20190731_163838.jpg with what looks like an error from the mint. I tried looking up a similar type error with no luck... would y'all be so kind as to let me know what the deal is with type of coin error, if it is in fact one. Thank you for your time, I appreciate any and all feedback given...
     
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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    That is definitely not a mint error of any kind. Just damage.
     
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  4. 75loops

    75loops New Member

    Ok... thanks for the quick answer, now I know!! Appreciate your time..
     
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  5. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster Member of the ANA since 1982

    It was hit by something after it left the mint. Copper is a soft metal and you can see where the metal was moved/displaced from the hit. Sorry, but it's damage, not an error
     
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  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    The 8 was hit by something and since copper is soft the metal moved. This is common on Cents but it makes your coin damaged and worth face value.

    Welcome to CT.
     
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  7. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Welcome to the neighborhood @75loops !

    Did you know that the American Numismatic Association (ANA) is located in Colo Spgs? One of the great advantages in joining the ANA is that their vast library is made available to members.

    Chris
     
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  8. 75loops

    75loops New Member

    Hi Chris.... I did not know that! Thank you so much for the info and I will be looking them up tonight after sum dinner. I could definitely use the library to help me out. There is sooo much to learn and so many dates, coins, and different classifications that I feel as though I'm back in first grade!! Lol... really appreciate the time and the info sir... have yourself a good weekend!!
     
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  9. 75loops

    75loops New Member

    Thanks for taking the time to clarify and explain the damage. I thought for sure it was a mint error!! You and Oldhoopster made it very easy to understand the difference and it will help a ton as I continue looking through coins in the future! Appreciate ya and hope you have a good weekend!!
     
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  10. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    You're welcome. If you're willing to learn this is the place. :)
     
  11. Purewater

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  12. Purewater

    Purewater New Member

    I’m new, trying to figure things out. Ihave a 1981 d penny with the TRUSS instead of TRUST. Is it worth anything? Thx
     
  13. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Start your own thread, show photos of both sides in full size and ask away.
     
  14. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    Purewater, Yes, it is best to start a thread so you will know the responses are for you. Go to forums index, choose the one you think is best for your question, then go to the top of the lists of threads in that forum, and find the box that says start new thread, ( don't worry about a poll~ ignore it unless that is what you want. And type your question. You can upload a photo using the button at the bottom of your text box. Welcome, Jim
     
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