Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Trailer king, Aug 22, 2019.
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That sucker spent time in a dryer.
Ready?...DEFDAM... Definitely DAMAGED
Not a Mint Error of any kind!
same or similar coins 'through PCGS'
As posted, your cent is a damaged coin,
and not an error of any kind.
Everything 'different' about it occurred
after it was already in circulation.
"It is 100% certain that it is not damage created at the Mint"
(in case that's a bit confusing, it is 100% certain that it IS damage,
created OUTSIDE of the Mint)
This pic is from error-ref.com. One of the gentlemen that responded to your post also happens to be one of the editors of that site. A nice thing about the CT forum is you can get answers from knowledgeable collectors and some of the leading hobby experts.
In light of my digital personality I though it might be a good idea to comment that I have several years as a Corperate level trainer and I tend to get frustrated when I ask a question or need input on a subject when I'm given a response with little information she trying get over the beginner blues. And the stupid question Is the one that is not asked. Aside that i know own as ND operate heavy equipment so the question not asked could cost a life. Not so critical in the coin world but tends to be equally frustrating.
you may want to reference what you are seeing on PCGS. Then one can more accurately tell you what the differences are.
You are seeing something "similar" ... though, not exactly. Numismatics isn't horseshoes .... looking "close to something" usually isn't.
One of the best way to learn more is to document what you see and compare it to other stuff you see. Create your own knowledgebase. As time goes on you'll gain experience and be able to understand what you see versus other comparisons.
Plus, don't expect a detailed explanation when a coin is damaged. There are countless ways for a coin to become damaged. However, many members of coin talk have spent decades studying numismatics and the minting process. The minting process is well documented, so with experience, you can determine with a reasonable certainty what can and cannot occur at the mint.
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