2016 just had to post it looks like a fat head

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Trisia, Oct 19, 2019.


Just tought it was funny looking

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  1. Trisia

    Trisia Active Member

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  3. Stevearino

    Stevearino Supporter! Supporter

    Definitely a case of SD (Seborrheic dermatitis).

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  4. Trisia

    Trisia Active Member

    Maybe he needs the shampoo for it
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  5. Stevearino

    Stevearino Supporter! Supporter

    I actually do wonder what caused that. Maybe @paddyman98, @Paddy54 or @Conder101 etc. could help. Or is it just a normal head of hair?

  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Looks like a stain and the area where it occurred creates the oversized Head appearance.

    I see a ring that appears to match the rim of the coin on the left side. It runs through the IB in LIBERTY but I can't get a good look at it as the photos get blurry when I enlarge.
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  7. Trisia

    Trisia Active Member

    Yes there is a ring that does appear to be the size of rim it starts from date to in god
  8. Trisia

    Trisia Active Member

    Posted one more pick
  9. MatrixMP-9

    MatrixMP-9 Well-Known Member

    Kind of looks like hes wearing a scrunchy in the one pic. Pretty little Abe LOL!
  10. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Scrape from a counting or rolling machine.
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  11. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It's too large and it's not the right shape. It also goes from rim to rim halfway around the coin. If it was a scrape the zinc would be showing. It almost looks raised but I can't tell from the photos.
  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    @Trisia Csn you post a close up of the ring on the obverse? Can you also describe it and is it raised or cut into the coin? Can you see any shiny white metal along the ring?
  13. Trisia

    Trisia Active Member

    20191020_124003.jpg there is no white metal showing and the ring is in dented but none of the letters seem to be flattened by the ring they look like there over the top of it
  14. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

  15. Trisia

    Trisia Active Member

    20191020_134512.jpg here a side view of it
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    Trisia Active Member

  17. Trisia

    Trisia Active Member

    20191020_142629.jpg here it is !Abe in the sun light its still a funny looking head
  18. Trisia

    Trisia Active Member

    Head is bigger it is raised
  19. Trisia

    Trisia Active Member

    If someone reads this let me know what u thi nk
  20. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    Sorry, but it's damage. Some type of environmental corrosion or staining. Copper is a very reactive metal and who knows what it was in contact with the surface.

    Regardless of what caused the damage, there is no way that it would have left the mint like that, so it isn't a mint error
  21. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Supporter! Supporter

    He was going for the Princess Leah thing! :D:D:D:eek:

    No seriously, you have, unfortunately, a zinc cent. These are notorious for corroding from the inside out. Do you see on the pic of the reverse (shield side), the area @ C & E of cent, where its dark & apparent pin holes. That's where contaminants such as water can enter & cause corrosion (& zinc corrosion can be some of the worst), creating a bulging out of the thin copper plating on the coin. The C & E should be exactly opposite that area on Abe's head. Interesting effect, right?
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