2012 Lincoln Error?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by PennyRich, Feb 24, 2021.

  1. PennyRich

    PennyRich Active Member

    I didn't expect to find an error on such a modern coin but, we're human and edit things up all the time, right? This is a 2012 Lincoln Cent with an inverted "3" and what appears to be the top half of a "2", or "S", stamped on Lincolns shoulder.

    Do ya'll think this is something significant, valuable, etc.?
     

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  3. cpm9ball

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  4. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    2nd that.
     
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  5. PennyRich

    PennyRich Active Member

    So you're implying that the very clear "3" in in fact, not a "3"?
     
  6. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Florida girls have to love walking there sharks.

  7. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Exactly.. Not a 3.. I say also Paredolia.
     
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  8. cpm9ball

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    You got it! You're the one who is trying to find an error, not me.
     
  9. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Pareidolia (/pɛraɪˈdoʊliə/, /pɛriː-/) is the tendency for incorrect perception of a stimulus as an object, pattern or meaning known to the observer.

    Yup.
     
  10. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    What? How is that of any help?
     
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  11. PennyRich

    PennyRich Active Member

    I'm aware of the definition. however, I'm extremely confused that this is the information I'm being given when the "3" is so evident? It's quite unmistakable.
     
  12. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Florida girls have to love walking there sharks.

    its my version of pareidolia stands for unidentifiable flying objects as I call it on coins just trying to make something new.
     
  13. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Really not that 'evident' it's just a plating issue that looks like some kind of 3.
     
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  14. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    And ask yourself, where would a "3" come from?
     
  15. PennyRich

    PennyRich Active Member

    Okay. I appreciate the feedback.
     
  16. PennyRich

    PennyRich Active Member

    Not to sound like an ass, as I'm truly grateful for all of the input and feedback, but I would assume this type of error would stem from the same human error that the others do, no?
     
  17. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Nope. It happens during the minting of the coins with machinery. Don't worry about human errors.
    This is CoinTalk not HumanTalk :hilarious:
     
  18. cpm9ball

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    1) The "3" is evident to you, no one else.
    2) It just happens to be a curvy line that looks like the bottom of a "3".
    3) What you might think is the top loop of the "3" is flat across the top. The Mint does not use a "flat top 3" on the Lincoln cent.
    4) If this figment of your imagination was a "3" it is taller than the typical digit used by the Mint.
    5) The bottom loop of the "3" curves upward slightly at the end. The "3" used by the Mint does not curve slightly upward. It straightens out in a downward, southwesterly direction.
    6) Pareidolia!
     
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  19. cpm9ball

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    What human error? Give us examples.
     
  20. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    If there were to be a "3" it would have to some sort of "dropped element" like a "3" from the date. Since the coin is 2012, there is no "3" anywhere and therefore not possible.
    Check out this link about dropped elements:
    http://www.error-ref.com/?s=dropped
     
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  21. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Ask yourself how could this occur in the minting process? The answer is simple, it can't. Your Cent is on Zinc with a thin copper coating. And that's the problem. It's easily moved metal and the copper coating forms large and small blisters in all areas. Welcome to CT.
     
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