Are these examples errors or pmd?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Kid_Collector247, Sep 20, 2021.

  1. Kid_Collector247

    Kid_Collector247 New Member

    Hi everyone, I am new to coin collecting and to this forum but have read through a lot of threads and find the whole thing fascinating. I have a few coins that I'm curious about whether they are genuine error coins or post mint damage? I would appreciate very much any and all thoughts from you who know far more about it than I.

    #1: In the two Jefferson nickels, one from 1963 and one from 1964 where it appears as though the "6" on the minted date in both is bolded in comparison to the other numbers? Does this indicate any added value?

    #2: In the 1981 Roosevelt dime, there's some sort of damage and was wondering if it looked post mint or not?

    #3: In the next Jefferson nickel, on the back there is what looks like a glob of extra added material on the left side of Monticello? It is definitely metal, not debris. Wondering if this has any value as well?

    #4: In the 1978 Washington quarter, The mint mark looks like it should be "D", but the hole seems to not have been punched in the D? It's completely filled in still, is this a common error?

    Thank you to all for any comments or thoughts on these :)

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  3. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

  4. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    All circulation wear and tear.
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  5. Burton Strauss III

    Burton Strauss III Supporter! Supporter

    1. No
    2. Diagonal Cutters - PMD
    3. die chip - no added value
    4. Filled MM are common - remember the die is reversed, so the hole is a tiny post. Posts break off --> filled die. No added value

    decent photos, however, +1 for that.
  6. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    This. Agree on all points.
  7. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Well-Known Member

    Run of the mill damaged pocket change is all.
  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Just worth its value on the coin. Welcome to CT.
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  9. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    First, welcome to the neighborhood, KC!

    #1) The '63 & '64 nickels are simply the result of circulation wear & tear.

    #2) The '81 dime is (intentional) PMD. It looks like someone used a pair of nippers to cut into it.

    #3) If that glob of metal on the left side of Monticello is raised, it is an interior die break. These are often seen on Lincoln cents on the Memorial building and are referred to as a hornet's nest. I think @paddyman98 can show you some examples of them or you can use our "Search" function at the top-right of the page and use the keyword "hornet's nest".

    #4) The filled mintmark on the quarter could be circulation wear or it could be the result of the metal post on the die that forms the center of the letter breaking away thereby allowing coin metal to flow into the void. Below is an example of the post breaking away on a digit of a Lincoln cent. You can clearly see the circular outline of coin metal that has "overflowed". However, your coin appears to be evenly smooth across the entire letter which leads me to believe that it is just wear.
    Lincoln's Purse
    1983 Lincoln 1c Filled 8.jpg
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  10. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Welcome to CT @Kid_Collector247. If you familiarize yourself with the minting process, you can eliminate a lot of questions about errors vs. PMD.
    Collecting coins, or anything else, it's about saving what you like and find interesting. You won't likely get rich finding a special items, so hanging on to things you enjoy and like to look at is more what it is about.
    Good luck in the future.
    PS-thank you so much for posting good photos FULL IMAGE.
  11. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    oh wow.. I missed that one!
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  14. Kid_Collector247

    Kid_Collector247 New Member

    Thank you guys for your input! Still learning the ropes and looking forward to being able to eye some good ones in the future.
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