Anyone know what kind of error this is?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Tiffany Lynn Arsineau, Oct 22, 2020.

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  2. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Looks like damage to me no error that I can see wait for more to chime in.
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  3. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    It looks like it was found in a parking lot.
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  5. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Looks like it was damaged to me.
  6. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    I'm on his boat , sorry . have a great night
  7. Its all raised metal I think its a lamination error
  8. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    For the most part. Plated zinc cents have plating issues not laminations, last i heard ZLincolns cannot have laminations. We might have to talk to @paddyman98 about that.

    Your coin looks damaged. Can you take some closer images of the coin. Crop out the un necessary background?
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  9. It weighs 2.2 I believe the front is partial damage theres like a die crack above liberty and the back is raised metal it dnt come off

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  10. Neal

    Neal Well-Known Member

    Sorry, but it looks like damage. Definitely everything I can see on the obverse is damage, most likely hit by a car in the road. The picture is not clear on the reverse, but it looks like that was the side that was pushed into a hard surface. I find the difference between the colors on the obverse and reverse interesting, as if it lay on that road or parking lot long enough for the up side to be exposed more to the elements than the down side. Also, although it is not obvious, you mention it is all raised. If it were hit hard enough, the plating could have detached from the underlying zinc and given a raised look. If so, I would expect some give when given a gentle push. I am certainly no expert, so this may be totally wrong, although as a bicyclist I have seen a great many road-kill cents.
  11. And the front is old looking like a 1982 penny would be and the back is shiny like a 2020 penny should be
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  12. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    Good night all. Thanks
  13. Its weird that a 2020 penny looks that old in the front n shiny in the back and theres a bunch of circles on the back that are sunk in

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  14. And part of the rim is chipped off on the bottom
  15. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    Where did you find it ?
  16. Jaelus

    Jaelus The Hungarian Antiquarian Supporter

    Just damaged
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  17. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the better photos. Environmental damage has no set outcomes. That one surely has been damaged.
  18. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Looks like damage to me. The difference in color means nothing. One side could of been sitting in a cars cup holder for some time in spilled liquids.
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