Fibers embedded in Wheat Penny

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by adelaide888, Jun 5, 2020.

  1. adelaide888

    adelaide888 Member

    Almost impossible for me to photograph, but there are two short fibers or hairs embedded in this penny. They are on a straight line from Lincoln's chin to the 9. Where they come out of the coin there is a tiny round hole/spot that almost looks like a pore in skin. There is a short scratch next to the one nearest to the chin-- I do not mean that scratch. Is there any value in something like this? You may have to take my word for it that they're fibers or hairs of some kind-- I don't think it's all that visible in the photos.



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  3. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    I would suspect that your coin has a small lamination issue (looks like crack) and some fibers got caught underneath it.
     
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  4. adelaide888

    adelaide888 Member

    Thanks for looking. If the fibers were coming directly out of the coin, would there be any value to the coin?
     
  5. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I agree with @alurid, a small lamination crack and fibers got stuck to it.
     
  6. Insider

    Insider Talent on loan from...

    Roll some acetone on the coin with a Q-tip and let us know what happened.
     
  7. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Yes.. Still 1 Cent
     
  8. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    As a 1935-S coin it is worth about 15¢ as a hole filler for someones coin book.
    As a lamination error coin, it would depend on the buyer.
     
  9. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    A 1935-S Wheat cent is worth more than one cent, unless it is horribly damaged, which this is not. A very minor lamination error doesn't add much value (if any at all), but it can be interesting to some. Granted, it's not an extremely valuable coin or error, but it's worth more than face value.
     
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  10. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    I know coin shop owners that have albums with minor mint errors. I admit I've paid $1.00 or $2.00 for them.
     
  11. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Put it in a flip and keep it!
     
  12. adelaide888

    adelaide888 Member

    I'll do that. They are fibers-- I can move them with a pin. But they're somehow anchored in this penny.
     
  13. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    I'm intrigued by the painting that is your avatar.
     
  14. adelaide888

    adelaide888 Member

    I painted it, so thanks!
     
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  15. Phil's Coins

    Phil's Coins Active Member

    Keep it for your collection, I agree with others - lamination with fibers attached from circulation. Keep searching.
    Semper Fi
     
  16. adelaide888

    adelaide888 Member

    I painted it-- so thank you. I'll take "intrigued." :)
     
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