Help with 1955 penny

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Caleb J Franklin, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Caleb J Franklin

    Caleb J Franklin New Member

    My father recently passed away and left a couple boxes of coins. Lots of really great coins and some really interesting stuff.
    I do not know much about them but I found one I want like to get more I formation on if anyone can help.
    Looks like a 1955 D with a memorial half stamped on the front and wheat half stamped on the back. Is this something that can actually happen? 20190111_132044.jpg 20190111_132038.jpg 20190111_132038.jpg 20190111_132044.jpg 20190111_132038.jpg
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  3. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    looks like damage, but wait for more opinions...
  4. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    damage, a squeeze job, with a Memorial cent.
    As is worth one cent, consider it damaged
  5. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    Damaged by someone with too much time on their hands. The distortion (out of round) shows this damage, plus there would have been no Memorial cent dies anywhere at the Mint at the time the wheat was made.
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  6. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    You can guess that it is damaged because it looks slightly elongated.

    If it's being minted it's in a Collar and that would not happen. If the collar wasn't there then you get a different type of looking error.

    It's looks like what happens if you have a round piece of dough and push a rolling pin in the middle.
  7. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    They took another Cent and squeezed them together with lot's of pressure. It will create what you have... As stated, there were no Memorial Reverse Cents when your Wheat back Cent was minted.
  8. SilverDollar2017

    SilverDollar2017 Morgan dollars

    PMD (post minting damage) not an error.
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