1982p cent... How did this happen?

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  1. dollar

    dollar Junior Member

    This cent is from a mint bag of 1982p cents all weighing 3.1 grams. I found two blank planchets and this cent. I'm not sure how this happened. Any thoughts? 1982pcrop.jpg 1982pcropb.jpg 1982pcropd.jpg 1982pcropc.jpg 1982pfullobv.jpg 1982pfullrev.jpg
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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Nice!! I know that's got to be something special. ;)
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    Almost looks like a massive Cud??
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  4. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    It's not raised. Not a cud.
    It's actually an indent.
  5. Amberlarry22

    Amberlarry22 Well-Known Member

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  6. dollar

    dollar Junior Member

    Thanks @paddyman98 but how did it happen?
  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Looks like it occurred at the Mint so it’s an error coin. Not much value so get to excited but it’s sure nice to find.
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  8. dollar

    dollar Junior Member

    Thank you @Collecting Nut ... but how did it happen?
  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    You’re welcome. Lay another cent by the indentation and see if it fits. It could be several reasons as to what happened.
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  10. dollar

    dollar Junior Member

    Thank you @Collecting Nut ... I did place another cent in the area, but it didn't seem to quite line up. You said it could be other reasons, could you tell me a couple of them? Thank you...
  11. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Since it didn’t line up it could be a defective planchet. That would be my best guess. At any rate, I’d call that coin a keeper so protect it.
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  12. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity

    I like the defective planchet idea. And my theory for how it happened is:

    …the defective planchet didn’t quite fit into the collar and ended up being struck at a wonky angle.

    I’m open to better theories…Spark
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  13. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    Looks like something fell into the collar after the planchette was in place. Almost looks like a jelly belly jelly bean. Since it is fully struck on the other side it is a strike-through.
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  14. anniequilts

    anniequilts Member

    it looks like the coin was struck off center a bit too. Could something have fallen on the planchette that pushed the coin away from the lump side while it was being made?
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  15. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    It appears to have been a blank that interfered with the strike. It just "clipped" the edge of the coin as the dies came together. The depth of the mark appears to be at a slight angle, meaning the blank was tilted. Just an assumption on my part.
    If it was struck without the collar in place, it should look more like this.
    Off Lincoln cent.jpg
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  16. enamel7

    enamel7 Junior Member

    That's exactly what happened. I have one like it. Everyone thought it was damage until Mike Diamond weighed in.
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  17. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    When did @mikediamond "weigh in"? I must have missed it
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  18. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    ...so, if a coin falls on the floor at the mint and is scuffed around by workers shoes, that is an error coin?
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  19. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Of course not but that’s not what happened with the OP’s coin.
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  20. enamel7

    enamel7 Junior Member

    This was years ago on another forum that he ID'd mine.
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  21. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    What did he ID it as?
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