Found weird error Penny today! What the Value?

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by shawnsusie, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. shawnsusie

    shawnsusie Member

    smooth penny 010.JPG smooth penny 009.JPG Found this smooth weird error penny today, what happened to it? and whats the value?
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  3. ratio411

    ratio411 Active Member

    Filled die error? (guessing)
    Looks like the obverse die had a foreign substance in it when this coin was struck.
    Probably grease.
  4. Hobo

    Hobo Squirrel Hater

    My guess is a brockage struck by a late-state capped die.
  5. ratio411

    ratio411 Active Member

    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.
  6. ziggy9


    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..

  7. Collector1966

    Collector1966 Senior Member

    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.

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  8. abe

    abe LaminatedLincolnCollector

    Here's one that I have.
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