A guys walks into a .....

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  1. Larry Squires

    Larry Squires Member

    pawn shop, looking for a guitar. Seeing nothing interesting, asks about wheat pennies... the owner pours the contents of 3 long bins into a box and says, he'll sell them all for $20. At least $20 worth of 1 cent coins, $20 bucks for the amusement of searching for something rare.

    First coin I pulled out was in a paper pouch: 1972 P, Stuft Cent, B.U.

    My first 1972 DDO. Yeah... I've got a LOT of other that I'll keep, and pretend they're DDO instead of MD, but.... finally! Just, kinda wish it had come in one of the countless rolls.

    Yeah, I didn't want to take it out of the plastic wrap until I learned more about "Stuft" Cent.

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  3. Larry Squires

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    .... with a few die-markers (if ya look closely through the reflection of the plastic).

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  4. TheNickelGuy

    TheNickelGuy Yippie I Oh

    Looks like the big one to me
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  5. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    That's an awesome one!
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  6. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Score! BU DDO-001
    Hard to tell the condition. Is the reverse just as spotty?
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  7. Millard

    Millard Coindog

    Wwwwow! Nice find.
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  8. Larry Squires

    Larry Squires Member

    Thanks. I'm stoked.

    Reverse still has a few 'carbon' spots, but a lil' more scattered and smaller spotting.

    Any idea about the "Stuft" logo?

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  9. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Damaging Coins Daily

    "shifted" for sure .. just take it out of the plastic and take some pics again.
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  10. Larry Squires

    Larry Squires Member

    Ah-ha! So, next time I see one of these tiny envelopes I'll have some idea of what may be inside, e.g. a "Shifted" strike perhaps.

  11. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes?

    Daaang. Very nice. Awesome score!

    Shame about the spotting, but its definitely quite red otherwise.
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  12. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    Yeah, note the i is dotted.
  13. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    It looks pink to me like it was dipped in ketchup or something.
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  14. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    What the heck is "Struft"??? :confused:
  15. BurrosCoins

    BurrosCoins Well-Known Member

    Nice find. Congrats.
  16. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity

    If you look carefully, the word is “Sluft”. The “L” is clearly lower case and the end “t”, as well as the end “t” of “cent”, are both carefully crossed at the top.

    What I was able to find was a Text from Wikisource alluding the word from German…a “ Teut. root word ‘slup’…” meaning: ‘to slip’. (Sorry, best I could find.)

    I think the word was used to indicate the lettering had “slipped”…an obvious reference to the doubling.

    What a gigantic find! …Spark
  17. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Too bad about the spots, but still... wow.
  18. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Nice work. Thanks.
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  19. Millard

    Millard Coindog

    I thought it read 'shift'. you can see the dot over the i more over the f.
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  20. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity

    Whoever had it previously could have been of German ancestry, but the more I look at it…”Shift” seems to make more sense.

    But no doubt about it, that’s a great find…imo…Spark
  21. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Those spots tend to hurt the eye appeal, maybe a grade. We would Love to see some full cropped obv and rev photos when you cut it open.
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