I'm sorry... I'm new to this... is this an error from the mint?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by James.R, Nov 17, 2019.

  1. James.R

    James.R Just Here

    This penny has alot of lines on the whole coins, reverse and obverse.. is it completely normal or is it some kind of error... sorry to interrupt every ones real posts about real stuff... but I don't really have anyone to ask besides Google and can't find nothing on it about it....

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  3. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    Take your time you'll get it.

    Post both side of the coin, then zoom in on the area in question.
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  4. James.R

    James.R Just Here

    It's hard to get a good picture.. but you can kinda see the lines between the date and his chin. And also kinda on his shirt.. near the collar... but the lines are all over the coin. From too to bottom on both sides
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  5. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    The lines you see are called Linear Plating Blisters. They are thought to be caused when the zinc metal is rolled to the correct thickness. That is why they go in the same direction on both sides and can cover the entire coin. They are not really considered an error due to them being an inherent anomaly in the coining process.
    And cent planchets are not made/produced at the mint. They have been outsourced since 1982
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  6. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    I agree. Most call them Linear Plating Blisters but I wonder why they don't call them draw roller marks. Didn't they used to call it that on non plated coins?
  7. James.R

    James.R Just Here

    Wow.. I never knew cent planchets were not made at the mint.. so I'm guessing when they made the transition in 82 from copper to zinc they started producing them elsewhere? ... where habe they been producing them since then?
  8. James.R

    James.R Just Here

    So.. it's totally normal? It's pretty much just something that happens during the process? But not to every single coin?
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  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It's very common but not something every coin gets.
  10. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

  11. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    You are not interrupting anything. That's what Cointalk is for. Ask all the questions you want. Stop being sorry. Just make simple titles without the word sorry in them.
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  12. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

  13. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Yes the transition happened in 1982. They are produced by Jarden Zinc which at one point was associated with Ball Corp. Jarden zinc is located in Greene County TN.
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  14. Mike185

    Mike185 Well-Known Member

    @James.R these coin are made at the mint and there are transition time that the design or alloy is changed. The linear plating blister happen when the “metals” are mix and flatten to produce Planchets. I think like @Idhair said they where called roller marks but the new coins are plated.!
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  15. James.R

    James.R Just Here

    Thank you everyone for the amswers
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