1991 D penny strange defect. Does anyone know what caused the date to look like this?

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  1. Oldschool101

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  3. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Strange defect indeed, though I am fairly certain that's a dent that wiped out the missing portion of the date. The coin took a hard hit. Others will correct me if I'm wrong.
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  4. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    I agree on the hit....of some type, though I have no idea what.
    The D appears a little "doubled" also.
    It's just one of those oddities you put in a bucket and save for poor man's Show and Tell.
  5. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    The D isn't doubled. It also took a hit giving it the squashed appearance. You can see the other hit under the visible 9 in the date
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  6. coinsareus10

    coinsareus10 Active Member

    Damage, hit and pushed over.
  7. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    Yes, you are correct, Sir. Of course it isn't doubled, thus the word "appears" and the " " quote marks around the word doubled. I'm referring to the line, or silhouette, around the D , which many people, including myself when I first started searching coins, believe to be doubling.
  8. coin roll

    coin roll Active Member

    Defiantly a meteor strike. I hope no one else was hurt during the event. lol.
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  9. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    You're defiantly being facetious!
  10. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    That's the copper plating splitting apart,
    a fairly common occurrence on our Copper-
    Plated Zinc Cents.

    The Mintmark is not doubled, it's split copper plating
    that makes it look 'doubled'.
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  11. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    Someone probably whacked it twice with a small hammer considering how the first 9 was obliterated though still slightly visible into the depression.

    My daughter does artsy things with coins. I'll refrain from putting everyone in heart attack mode by describing all the things I've seen. I have posted some minor artsy coin things in the past.
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  12. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman Yes, I'm blunt! Get over your "feeeeelings".

    " Does anyone know what caused the date to look like this? "

    I blame the opioid crisis. It's the hip thing. Opioids - drugs that make you look like Ron Howard as a young boy.
  13. SilverDollar2017

    SilverDollar2017 Morgan dollars

    Jokes aside, it does look like damage.
  14. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not activity

    PMD...it could have been in a toolbox and a wrench got dropped on it...more than once...Spark
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