2018-D Cent Error

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by atrox001, Jul 5, 2020.

  1. atrox001

    atrox001 Senior Member

    Please excuse me if this is a stupid question, but I know very little when it comes to errors, I’m a die variety collector. I found this 2018-D cent in my pocket change. Could someone educate me on what this is above STATES, and how it happens? Does it have any value to anyone?
    2018-D Cent.JPG
     
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  3. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    Those striations would normally be associated with a worn die. Can we see full size images of both obverse and reverse?
     
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  4. Danomite

    Danomite What do you say uh-huh Supporter

    The striations are caused by worn dies. As a coin is struck the metal flows and will eventually make grooves in the die. Scroll to die deterioration on this link for a better explanation:
    http://www.error-ref.com/part_iv__die_errors/
     
  5. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    That's a shield Cent which means it's made of zinc. The Die is totally worn and should have been replaced a long time ago. The only value it has is to a collector of sorts or face value. Very common on these Zinc Cents.
     
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  6. Lamarr Eddings

    Lamarr Eddings New Member

    I'll echo the above. If you are going to be collecting, then put this in a 2x2 and label it as a word die flow example. You will find oddness that will make you scratch your head. It's these mechanical variations that interest me. I don't think the process that makes these humble coins gets enough appreciation.
     
  7. Lamarr Eddings

    Lamarr Eddings New Member

    Or worn even!
     
  8. atrox001

    atrox001 Senior Member

    Here are the obverse and reverse of the cent. 2018-D reverse.JPG
    2018-D obverse.JPG
     
  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Worn die as I see nothing that changes my opinion.
     
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  10. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    +1
     
  11. Danomite

    Danomite What do you say uh-huh Supporter

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