cracks, cracks and more cracks

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Chip Kirkpatrick, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. Chip Kirkpatrick

    Chip Kirkpatrick Well-Known Member

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    \I took a couple hundred dollars of quarters and halves to the bank today and ran them through the coin counter. Once done I emptied the rejects tray and threw them in my box and cashed out. An hour ago I looked and saw a 1943 penny in the box. I pulled it out and saw it appears to have grease on it. I got a paper towel and started to clean it up and saw a crack. I stopped cleaning it and put it under my magnifier.

    I was surprised to see LOTS OF CRACKS. More cracks than a proctologist sees in a week. Obverse and reverse.

    Please give me your opinions of it and what I should do with it.
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  3. MeowtheKitty

    MeowtheKitty Well-Known Member

    looks more like corrosion to Meow.
  4. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    Looks like it's worth 1¢, minimum. :D Sorry, I couldn't help myself! Do you think it's a real zinc coin?
  5. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Looks like damage to me.
    Not a Mint Error.
  6. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    I think your coin had some issues when it was being replated.
    Die crack are usual very thin and hair-like raised lines.
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  7. Chip Kirkpatrick

    Chip Kirkpatrick Well-Known Member

    ZINC? I think it’s a steel penny.
  8. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    1943 Cents were minted on Zinc Coated Steel planchets. Maybe that's what was meant.
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  9. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    Look it up in your copy of "A Guide Book of United States Coins".

    If someone hasn't already recommended that you purchase a copy, surely you've seen it recommended to others. All of that info is in there plus a lot more. Best $10-$15 you'll ever spend on the hobby
  10. MeowtheKitty

    MeowtheKitty Well-Known Member

    You have a good eye sir.
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  11. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    Thanks Meow,
    I got one good eye and I cant hear anything out of the other one.
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  12. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    There are no die cracks on the OP's coin.
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  13. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    Yep! :D Die cracks, idk. ;)
  14. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    Another way to put it, it's not all it's cracked up to be.
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