Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Beachloan, Jun 25, 2011.
I do not even know where to begin with this one!
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Looks to me like Mr. Franklin's been around the block quite a few times. Took quite a hit at the first "A" in "America". Sorry, it's just worth melt.
Looks like a Franklin "Lightning Strike"
The coin did not look like that when it left the Mint.
Sure it did, it's a "dawn of the dead" commemorative.
Yes Damaged coin.
Melt is more than I paid for it!! I got this one when I was paying $3.00oz for silver, it is more the thrill of the hunt for me.
"The coin did not look like that when it left the Mint." Is this because it is not possible or because you have never seen one look like this?
Not trying to speak for Hobo, but holes in the coin with metal raised up around them is one clue.
How's about a complete picture?
You did fine. Holes like that are indicative of PMD (post-Mint damage). If you have a good understanding of the minting process you would understand that holes like that simply would not have been produced when the coin was minted.
The coin has been drilled for whatever reasons. Plain and simple.
Thank you all for the info!
Harpo, here are some full pictures.
I am going to post a thread later about what I got at a recent coin show but I just wanted to say I picket up a awesome large cent with two holes drilled right in it! Bummer! But I did get some good coins so keep your eyes out for my thread! :smile
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