Deteriorating 1916 Wheat penny

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

  1. Chip Kirkpatrick

    Chip Kirkpatrick Well-Known Member

    Is this simply old age or is there anything slightly interesting about this 1916 penny.

    I haven’t observed one that looks like this one. Is it worth holding on to? 705F709C-BF3A-49ED-89C9-649DF02AD360.jpeg 037D2053-FFDC-486A-8E61-9E4D6E1BE0AC.jpeg FC3808F8-2022-4145-B5A7-46181AC14B60.jpeg 1A22A89A-BE31-43A8-AD5F-34271E864BE9.jpeg
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  3. R_rabbit

    R_rabbit Well-Known Member

    Imho, if it’s a filler, than sure!
    It appears to be heavily worn and damaged.
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  4. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    with maybe some environmental damage to boot.
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  5. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    Yes, this is definitely environmental damage/heavy corrosion.
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  6. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Almost certainly a dug coin. So yes, environmental damage.

    Worth keeping? Well, it's not gonna be worth a whole lot monetarily, especially due to the surface issues, but it's a 103-year-old cent, so yeah, interesting enough to keep, if you wanted to.
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