Information on my multi-struck penny please?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by bmlewis, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. bmlewis

    bmlewis New Member

    I have a 1991-D penny that has been struck multiple times but I would like to know the correct classification or term of this error. Also, the multiple strikes are mirror images, if you look on the reverse the "ONE CENT" is backwards, so I'm guessing this is caused by another penny/planchet being punched at the same time? If anybody can give me more information on this error and how it occurs, then I would really appreciate it. :smile Also, what would be the rarity of this error and are there links to other coins that have had this error?

    Thank you very much!

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  3. dbkinvestments

    dbkinvestments New Member

    Wow! What a beauty. My guess is to say that this Lincoln would be very rare. Definate Brockage present, good luck on your findings.
  4. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball Cannot Re-Member

    Welcome to the neighborhood!

    That's an awesome find. You should get in touch with Billy Crawford who publishes the online Die Variety News, and is also a member here. He might even want to use it in the next monthly issue.


    PS. Billy's username here is DieVarietyNews.
  5. rdwarrior

    rdwarrior Junior Member

    Looks like glue to me.
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  6. LostDutchman

    LostDutchman Under Staffed & Overly Motivated Moderator

    I was thinking the same thing. It looks like it has glue on it. I don't think it's an error. It was once part of a 3 coin sandwich... and it was the middle.

    I would try soaking it in pure acetone overnight because if it's truly in the metal this won't hurt a thing... but I suspect that in the morning you will have a nice shiny normal cent.
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  7. mikediamond

    mikediamond Coin Collector

    It's a glue job.
  8. bmlewis

    bmlewis New Member

    Thanks for the different input, I'll have to try the acetone then. Hope it's more than just a glue job, but if not I'll live to find another error sometime! =)
  9. redwin117

    redwin117 Junior Member

    try this website to find the closes value of that error :)
  10. LostDutchman

    LostDutchman Under Staffed & Overly Motivated Moderator

    It's not an error.
  11. Harley.d

    Harley.d Love coins

    Have you seen if it's glue yet???
  12. bmlewis

    bmlewis New Member

    I'm about to try the acetone, but one it acceptable to "wash" a coin in acetone? I've looked at other threads in the forums and there appear to be several threads on the topic. I understand it wont hurt the metal itself but is it "acceptable"?
  13. Harley.d

    Harley.d Love coins

    Won't ruin a coin so I'd use it
  14. mecha1166

    mecha1166 Junior Member

    That is a friendly introduction to a new face, but why the bad info on what is obviously a glue job. ??????
  15. redwin117

    redwin117 Junior Member

    well, i think my eyes is not good to judge on his photograph....
  16. bmlewis

    bmlewis New Member

    Ended up being the glue job. Oh well, I learned something new and thank you guys. I'll upload some pics of the after-acetone-bath coin in a bit so others can see what a glue job looks like before and after. It's all good because I have 6 or so off-centered pennies, was just hoping I'd have a more interesting find to add to my error coins.

    Thanks again.
  17. Harley.d

    Harley.d Love coins

    All ways happy to help
  18. Lon Chaney

    Lon Chaney Well-Known Member

    So doesn't that cent look slabbed in those first photos? I understand that if it was glue, and the owner gave it an acetone bath, it's obviously not slabbed.
    But maybe the first posters were under the impression that it was, as I was initially too.
  19. bmlewis

    bmlewis New Member

    Here's a few pictures after the acetone bath.

  20. LostDutchman

    LostDutchman Under Staffed & Overly Motivated Moderator

    Not quite the bright shiny cent I thought you would end up with... but close enough.
  21. ratio411

    ratio411 Active Member

    I have actually circulated quite a few like that.
    My grandmother is into crafts and has taken her hot glue gun and stuck mounds of change to foam that she has cut into shapes.
    She made some fish like this, and when she was done displaying them, I peeled all the change loose from the foam and spent it.
    I tried to peel as much glue off as I could, but some pieces were just too much.
    The coins were also stuck to each other, and were very hard to get apart.
    They were all pocket change, ranging from 1c to 25c coins.
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