1992 D Major Error(s) Penny- Thoughts?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by aiarz88, Feb 23, 2020.

  1. aiarz88

    aiarz88 Member

    20200223_132039.jpg 20200222_042351.jpg 20200222_042416.jpg I would very much appreciate some help with an error penny I have found.

    Just to note: Any guidance is useful! I am very new to coin collecting.. at this point, I guess I am more of a coin enthusiast for I have not officially started collecting. For the most part, I just have hunted through my own coin jars/piggy banks at home.

    Nonetheless.. Attached are photos of a major error(s) 1992 D penny. It appears to have several errors and I just don't know enough to be able to decipher what exactly it is that happened here. Please let me know if anyone needs any additional photos or information from me to avoid taking up to much of your time.

    Lastly, thank you sooooo much! I appreciate your time and all you do to educate the community. I hope each of you have a wonderful & lucky day!

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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    As a beginner in searching for mint errors do not assume that something that looks strange or different is an error.

    So far all I can see is a damaged Cent.
    No major errors.
    PMD - Post Mint Damage :yack:
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  4. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Just beat to crap. All damage. Nothing more.
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  5. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast

    Looks like a liberated 'lucky penny' from its press fitting into a collar.

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  6. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    It looks to me like something smashed its reverse against another cent's obverse hard enough to distort this coin, and to press the obverse design (backward lettering and profile) into this coin's reverse.

    When you see mirror-image lettering or other details like this on a coin, you can figure that it's been squeezed against another coin.

    The damage on the coin's obverse is probably from whatever did the squeezing.

    This is all what we call "post-mint damage" -- not a mint error, and not collectible.

    Welcome to CoinTalk!
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  7. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Notice the incused and backwards lettering on the Reverse of your Cent? That occurs when another Cent is deliberately pressed against it leaving an impression. That does not occur during the minting process.
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  8. aiarz88

    aiarz88 Member

    So do you think this was done intentionally?

    Attached Files:

  9. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    I/we don't think.. We know it was done intentionally.
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  10. aiarz88

    aiarz88 Member

    Gotcha! Thank you all very much. I am very grateful for your help!
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  11. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Welcome to the neighborhood @aiarz88 !

    I don't need to repeat what others have told you. ~ Chris
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  12. aiarz88

    aiarz88 Member

    Thank you! :)
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  13. aiarz88

    aiarz88 Member

    Thank you! :)
  14. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Welcome to CT @alarz88. Because you are new to coin collecting, or I assume you will be a collector now that the curiosity bug has bit you, you need to buy a Red Book for the great information in it. There are also a lot of good web sites with information and photos that you can use as reference. Keep all of your anomalies, like this coin, for comparison in the future. Learn about the minting process so you can determine how something like your coin couldn't possibly be a mint error. Good luck and keep looking.
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  15. aiarz88

    aiarz88 Member

    I appreciate the advice. Thank you so much! Feel fortunate to have found such an honest, helpful community. Looking forward to learning all I can. Hope you have a wonderful day! :)
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  16. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Keep an open mind and don't expect to hit the jackpot right away. We lose a lot of beginners that way. They don't like what they hear and get upset and leave. So far, that doesn't seem to be your M.O. Hope you stay around. Welcome :)
  17. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It's made of zinc, a very soft metal. Yours it obviously damaged. Some of the letters are backwards and that means it was put in a vice and squeezed with another coin. Welcome to CT.
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  18. aiarz88

    aiarz88 Member

    Thank you! :)
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  19. aiarz88

    aiarz88 Member

    It just motivates me more! :) I am determined to get an approval from the obviously wise community . I am excited to learn from you all. Thank you for the encouragement.
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  20. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    Your avatar makes this all worth it! icon_smile_thumbsup.gif Welcome to the club!
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  21. aiarz88

    aiarz88 Member

    Seemed appropriate after my first official post immediately resulted in exposure of my obvious ignorance in this matter. Ha.

    I can't grow if I don't recognize and poke a little fun at my own failures.

    Thank you for your support!
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