1991 Lincoln Penny with Faint Images on Obverse

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Kim Marino, Dec 3, 2022.

  1. Kim Marino

    Kim Marino Member

    When looking under the microscope, there are faint images on the obverse side of the vin. The easiest one to see is on the left side of Lincoln’s face. There also appears to be something of his face and then another very faint image of the right side of this head.
    Any idea what these images would be and what caused them? I had to include both pictures and screenshots and still almost impossible to see them, but I wanted to give it a shot. Thanks!

    B85DC5ED-463D-4425-8993-B369D2B01CA3.jpeg 14BA415D-5243-4DBC-AB1D-F5C8D413576F.jpeg DBC7FE43-32E0-4EE7-9042-75C843A94AE5.jpeg 043CA88D-7696-4AAF-979B-719ACB88DF01.jpeg 438053E7-33CD-4A37-BA6B-A83435066ADB.jpeg

    Attached Files:

  2. Avatar

    Guest User Guest

    to hide this ad.
  3. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    Pareidolia from a bad plating job.
    Spark1951 likes this.
  4. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    Pareidolia as mentioned.. Put your microscope away. The US Mint does not put images besides the ones intended on their coins.
  5. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Since these "coins" are struck from copper plated zinc blanks, many anomalies happen during the plating process. This is what you seem to have. Good thing - the coin is unique...bad thing - it's worth face value. Welcome to CT
    Kim Marino likes this.
  6. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Damaging Coins Daily

    Clearly Folliculitis ... or just the super thin copper plating anomaly.
    Look at how the entire copper surface is all stubbly like. dull razor. lol

    just kidding ... Pareidolia
    Kim Marino likes this.
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page