Here You Go: 1982 GB Penny - Anything Special?

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by 7Jags, Jul 4, 2022.

  1. 7Jags

    7Jags Well-Known Member

    This coin has a bit of a trick as it were, see if you can guess - hint: look closely

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  3. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    Double denomination error?
  4. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

  5. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Struck over a predecimal sixpence? Whoa, if so!!!
  6. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    PS- I clicked into this thread thinking that there was no way in the world I could find a 1982 Brit decimal penny interesting in the least. I was wrong.
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  7. 7Jags

    7Jags Well-Known Member

    Aha, Lord M, you hit it on the head.
    If you look closely, and it is hard to see on this one, it is struck over a 1953 SIXPENCE! Kind of like a Mike Byers special (LOL).

    Only 400,000 but I have dealers wanting to buy it for 500 (ROFL).
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  8. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    That is crazy, crazy cool.
  9. Mister T

    Mister T Active Member

    How did that happen? And is the penny an off metal strike?
  10. 7Jags

    7Jags Well-Known Member

    Yes, the penny in 1982 should have been a bronze composition. It is struck on an original GB sixpence from 1953. Somewhere I have one struck on a 1956 6d as well, but this one graded.
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  11. gxseries

    gxseries Coin Collector

    It's an obvious mint sport.

    I don't classify these as errors. Overstruck coins use old coins as planchets which is what this is

    Still collectable regardless
  12. offa the saxon

    offa the saxon Well-Known Member

    Definitely a deliberate man made so called error
  13. 7Jags

    7Jags Well-Known Member

    Agreed to the obvious, for sure. But perhaps you ought to look at the error coin site hosted by Mike Byers to see what kind of money HE asks for such. As I recall I bought this from either London Coin Auctions, or the defunct Croydon Coin Auctions (from which I got some tremendous coins at times).
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