1999 Cent

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by mrluge, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. mrluge

    mrluge Junior Member

    Hi. Just wanted to satisfy my curiosity. What could have caused this? I was mainly drawn to the blade/spear-like object originating from the "A" in "AMERICA" that run to the rim behind the "F" in "oF". There are other parallel lines originating from the right hand side of the memorial to the afore mentioned area (like they run straight across). Thanks in advance!

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  3. Bonham3

    Bonham3 New Member


    At first thought maybe some sort of die clash but it does not line up
    with the obverse. A possible double denomination but with what other
    coin i cannot tell. Any clues in the obv. ?
  4. mikediamond

    mikediamond Coin Collector

    These are die scrapes, quite possibly created by a feed finger scraping over the surface of the reverse die. These parallel ridges can be found in cents throughout the last 20 years (at least) and can be much stronger than what you see here. They almost always run in the same direction seen in this coin. They also occur in other denominations.
  5. mrluge

    mrluge Junior Member

    Curiosity satisfied! Thanks for the replies and explanation.
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