2021 Cent Edge - Mint Error or Damage?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by furryfrog02, Jun 18, 2021.

  1. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I'm leaning toward damage with this one but I've never seen it before...

    I pulled it out of a fresh box of 2021P cents today. When I saw the silver edge, I was hoping for an unplated cent but instead it was this edge where the copper seemed to be "shaved off" for lack of a better word. It was still attached to the coin which I thought was interesting.

    I'd like your opinions. Has anyone seen this before? Thanks!
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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    I would hang on to it . Why ? It's way cool !:happy:
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  4. Mark68

    Mark68 Well-Known Member

    Maybe a partial collar.
  5. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    That's what I thought at first too. But why is the copper plating stripped off?
  6. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Is it possible that the planchet went a little too far into the coining chamber and when the retaining collar moved into place, it shaved the edge off?
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  7. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Not a bad theory.
  8. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Or, the planchet didn't go far enough into the coining chamber and got it's "back side" bitten.:):woot:;)
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  9. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I've just never seen anything like it.
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  10. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    The plating was damaged during the minting of the coin. That's some sort of error in my book.
  11. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    But but but but what do I CALL it? :)
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  12. Insider

    Insider Talent on loan from...

    furryfrog02, posted: "I've just never seen anything like it."

    Me either but we know one thing fore 100% sure...the edge was damaged in a way that peeled off the plating, and left a groove with an attached bit of "wire." I believe this happened after the coin was struck normally.

    I call it edge damage but it's a "keeper!"
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  13. yakpoo

    yakpoo Member

    It reminds me of these...

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  14. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    ...I bit into it...definitely (unfortunately) not chocolate...
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  15. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    Which way do the micro lines travel? If they go across the edge of the coin it may have been done during the striking the coin. If they go around the circumference, it may have been damaged in a coin counting/rolling machine.
    The bump on the edge in front of Abe's nose looks like a stopping point for whatever scraped the plating away. My two cents is on damage.
  16. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I honestly can't tell. I will bust out my usb microscope in the morning.
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  17. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster Member of the ANA since 1982

    I agree with @Insider IMO, it occurred during counting/rolling process at Loomis.

    After coins are struck, they go into a ballistic bag, fork trucked to the warehouse, loaded onto trucks, transported to the rolling/distribution company, then rolled with automated equipment. What are the chances of a thread of copper plating still being attached after all the vibration and tumbling?

    Just my opinion. If I got this, I would still hang on to it, and also try to characterize any grooves or scratches on the surface. If it's smooth (and possibly slightly discolored), it could be a plating blister that broke during rolling
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  18. John Burgess

    John Burgess Well-Known Member

    I dunno this had to have happened after the strike though not before or during or the loose bits would be strike thoughs.

    Hung up in the sorting and rolling machine maybe?
    I can't imagine how this happens pre-strike by the upsetting mill and still looks like that nor can I imagine it happening during the strike. That leaves possibly shearing from the colar during ejection (seems unlikely or I'd think it would be more common to find), or coin rolling machine damage.
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