could this be double denomination or a penny struck over an already struck foreign planchet?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by BlondeWhit, Sep 17, 2019.

  1. BlondeWhit

    BlondeWhit Member

    I dont know what made me take a second look at this terrible looking penny but i did. After looking at it for a second i wondered if this is a mint error because i can almost make out partial letters/ numbers in different places and the more i look at it the more confused I get.
    It could very well be just a trashed penny but with the experts on this site i thought it couldnt hurt to ask.
    At the very least though it does look perhaps struck twice with lincoln penny because right above the date and rotated a little seems like another date just as one example.
    Can an expert on world coins just take a look at this and let me know what may have caused it? I would really appreciate any advice

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  3. BlondeWhit

    BlondeWhit Member

    Here are a few more random close ups that might help to

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  4. Brian Nguyen

    Brian Nguyen Active Member

    Sorry, your coin is just damaged. Parking lot coin. If you just focus too much on your coin, eventually your brain will telling you something there that its not supposed to be there in the first place. PMD.
  5. MontCollector

    MontCollector Well-Known Member

    I second that.

    Welcome to CT!!:)
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  6. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    DEFDAM - Definitely Damaged :yack:
  7. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Just a damaged cent with a dose of pareidolia, IMO.
  8. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    It's not struck on a foreign planchet. If it was, it has to be smaller than a cent
    planchet. Some coins are the same size and weight as US coins, but over 99% are not.(If it was the same size, composition and weight there would be no way to know if it was foreign.) A larger coin can't fit as it is designed for a penny blank to fit.
    To be struck on a foreign planchet the coin would be smaller than a regular penny,
    lighter than a regular penny, and the complete penny rims would be partially interrupted because of the smaller size. If your coin has complete rims, etc.
    I don't know what this current fascination with "struck on a foreign planchet" is all about. These coins do exist, but they are rare.
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