1988 penny error?

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by Alex491, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. Alex491

    Alex491 Boy Scout

    There is some type of bump by the rim of the right side of the 1988 penny on the front. I used another coin and put it between the rim and the "bump" and moved the coin to the left and It stopped when it hit the "bump". I don't think it's wear and tear because it's shiny but I'm not sure. Does anyone know why there is a bump and does it have any value? Thanks!

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  3. Alex491

    Alex491 Boy Scout

    More pics from scanner

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  4. collectingkid

    collectingkid Copper Collector

    I have the same one:) I think it is an error but I dont know for sure.
  5. Alex491

    Alex491 Boy Scout

    Double die?

    There might be doubling where his mouth and nose is (1st pic). Then, on the date made (1988), there may be Double Die. Sorry for bad pics. Is it double die?

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  6. Alex491

    Alex491 Boy Scout

    I think I have another penny like this, so I'm not sure if it's an error.
  7. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    I killed the second thread
  8. vnickels

    vnickels Matt Draiss Numismatics & Galleries

    On the first picture of the nickel, something seems to be up with it.
  9. Alex491

    Alex491 Boy Scout

    Are you talking about the bump or something else?
  10. Alex491

    Alex491 Boy Scout

    1988 double die on part of Lincoln memorial building on the back

    Possible DD on the back on part of the Lincoln memorial building on the 1988 penny. Shown in video. No audio.
  11. Merc Crazy

    Merc Crazy Bumbling numismatic fool

    That's machine doubling on the obverse. Your video requires a plug-in and I'm lazy. The bump is probably nothing, maybe just as a result of die unevenness or deterioration. I've found similar cents, tossed 'em back... hundreds, actually.
  12. iGradeMS70

    iGradeMS70 AKA BustHalfBrian

    All of these just look like signs of DIE DETERIORATION. Sorry to say, coins with these characteristics present command no premium. :( ... Better luck next time! Keep searching for those MAJOR ERRORS and DIE VARITIES! :)

  13. yartiques

    yartiques Active Member

    Just found a 1988 cent with doubling in "United States" on reverse. Pic on the way.
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