1985 D Penny Possible Error?

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by AngieEllen, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. AngieEllen

    AngieEllen Junior Member

    Hi I'm really new to collecting. I'm still learning all the errors and what to look for.
    The other day I came across a 1985 D penny. What caught my eye was the "L" in liberty is missing because of some type of scratch that follows the rim perfectly. Looking at it closer I saw that the "IBE" doubled. Now I'm not sure if it is double die. Can anyone please help me on this. I really want to learn as much as I can & would appreciate any information.
    Thanks Angie

    P.S. Sorry if the picture don't come out right. I had to use my phones camera and use my phone for internet as well. So hopefully they at least show up :)

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  3. Shoewrecky

    Shoewrecky Coin Hoarder

  4. 50cent

    50cent What A steal

    i think it might be some jumbled lettering error
  5. ikandiggit

    ikandiggit Currency Error Collector

    Ahhh, yes.... the famous "jumbled lettering error"...:D
  6. rockdude

    rockdude Coin Collector

    They're kidding you. It is die deterioration doubling you're seeing.
  7. ikandiggit

    ikandiggit Currency Error Collector

    Take a look at the site pages that Shoewrecky provided. Machine doubling and die deterioration (in all it's different manifestations) take a while to learn.
  8. AngieEllen

    AngieEllen Junior Member

    Thank you!

    I will look at both sites. Thanks everyone!
  9. yard8

    yard8 New Member

    whats the 1985 d penny with error l in liberty worth? I have one.
  10. non_cents

    non_cents The Frisco Kid

    If it looks the same or similar to this one, it is a mix of offset die wear, possible machine doubling, and plating issues. Worth: 1 cent. You'd be better off starting a new thread with pictures of the coin. This thread is nearly 3 years old.
    Keep up the hunt!
  11. iGradeMS70

    iGradeMS70 AKA BustHalfBrian

    edit: I fell victim to a zombie thread :eek:
  12. Tony hollenbeck

    Tony hollenbeck New Member

    I have this penny. Make offer
  13. Jdiablo30

    Jdiablo30 Well-Known Member

    1 cent..all its worth
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  14. Adam Grissman

    Adam Grissman New Member

    Can anyone help me out, I have the same coin, however, it seems as though the ERTY is in larger font than LIB, is this anything of interest, or am I over thinking this? Thanks!

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  15. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    @Adam Grissman ..You should create your own unique thread. You have an interesting Cent there. Provide a picture of the full Obverse and Reverse for better examination of us members. This is an old thread and won't be looked at as much as a newer thread.
  16. Adam Grissman

    Adam Grissman New Member

    @paddyman98, I have created my own, thano you very much, and have included 3 photographs hopefully clear enough, thank you
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  17. Laurily

    Laurily New Member

    I have a 199 missing last number and it’s missing the letter D under the date! What’s wrong with this penny? Are all penny supposed to have the letter D there or no?
  18. AnonymousCoinCollector

    AnonymousCoinCollector Reintroduce silver coins to circulation!

    Impossible for anyone to tell you without pictures but sounds like a grease filled die or worn/damaged coin.

    Only coins minted at the Denver mint carry the D mintmark.
    Cent coins minted at Philadelphia mint carry no mintmark.
  19. Paul Amaral

    Paul Amaral New Member

    Hello . I have the 1985 Pennie with no mint marker and it’s a error print . The putter ridge is uneven. I also have the 1985d miss print we’re the l in liberty is missing . How do I go about selling and or getting them minted . And what’s the best thing to use to clean any of my pennies
  20. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    @Paul Amaral


    Coins are struck not printed. First you need to figure out if they are actually Mint errors or not. Many minor errors have no or very little premium.

    1985 no mint mark Cents were minted at the Philadelphia Mint.. They never used a mint mark on their Cents until last year 2017.. First and only year with a P mint mark
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