Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by shawnsusie, Jan 28, 2011.
Found this smooth weird error penny today, what happened to it? and whats the value?
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Filled die error? (guessing)
Looks like the obverse die had a foreign substance in it when this coin was struck.
My guess is a brockage struck by a late-state capped die.
I think you're correct.
I googled and filled strikes, while they can affect the entire face, are not as drastic looking.
Here is a capped die struck nickel.
Looks like the same situation.
Late stage die cap strike. Very late in fact. you can see a crack running all the way across the face of the coin. I'm betting the die cap broke off shortly after this coin was struck..
I posted a picture of a penny very similar to that on CoinTalk a few months back, and that was the general consensus at that time.
Here's one that I have.
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