Is this worth anything

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  1. Debra Acosta

    Debra Acosta New Member

    Found this and wondering if this is an error worth anything 20180531_051045.jpg
     
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  3. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Oh my.... I am afraid that FDR found his way under a lawn mower deck. I am afraid this one didn't leave the US mint in this state. Value would be a dime I am afraid.
     
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  4. Adam34falcon

    Adam34falcon Active Member

    10 cents. Sorry, just PMD.
     
  5. Adam34falcon

    Adam34falcon Active Member

    I was so close to being the first poster for once haha.
     
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  6. ManfredNam

    ManfredNam Non-functioning

    Welcome to the forum ...

    It looks like post mint damage and not an error coin to me
     
  7. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    The BAD news ... that dime had been badly damaged. lawn mower? maybe .. could be a BILLION other things.

    The GOOD News .. even badly damaged coins are still worth face value .. 10 cents.
     
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  8. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Those are hard to spend though. A machine won't accept it, and I hate giving them to people when they are in that condition. It goes in my mutilated change jar which gets redeemed at the end of the year. They had stopped that program, and then started it up again. "In 2015, the Mint suspended the program to assess the security of the program and develop additional safeguards to enhance the integrity of the acceptance and processing of mutilated coinage."

    The United States Mint (Mint) is resuming its Mutilated Coin Redemption Program.
    Established under the authority of 31 U.S.C. § 5120, the program provides an avenue through which individuals and businesses can exchange bent and partial coins (commonly referred to as “mutilated coins”) for reimbursement.
     
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  9. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    Can you post a picture of the Reverse side also.. I want to see how damaged that side is also

    Gracias
     
  10. Debra Acosta

    Debra Acosta New Member

    What about this penny 20180531_050416.jpg
     
  11. Debra Acosta

    Debra Acosta New Member

    Reverse of dime 20180531_051050.jpg
     
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  12. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    that penny got whacked for sure.
    Can't you see the damage afflicted to it rather than a "mint error" ?

    where did you "find these" coins ?
     
  13. APX78

    APX78 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the informative post Michael K.
     
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  14. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky

    yup now 9 1/2 cents lol jk :nailbiting::dead::nurse::nurse::nurse: 10 cents.
     
  15. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Same thing, worth face value, but harder to spend now because it's underweight. Something poked through the copper coating, and the zinc core started to dissolve away.

    Boat makers learned long ago that a steel hull lasts longer if you attach zinc bars to the the outside of the hull. Sheet-metal manufacturers learned that coating steel with zinc protected it from corrosion. It's called "galvanic protection".

    The zinc lobby learned more recently that you can convince legislators to put copper on the outside and zinc on the inside of a cent. The first hint of damage causes the cent to start dissolving, meaning it will need to be replaced with a new one. It's called "zinc industry protection".
     
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  16. roman99

    roman99 Well-Known Member

    So many of these threads. :yack:
     
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  17. cladking

    cladking Coin Collector

    That coin has been repaired.

    You don't see a lot of these in circulation but if they are done well they'll work in a vending machine.

    They are done with a ball peen hammer and a file. You just hammer them back into a disc and file off anything sticking out over the edge.
     
  18. cladking

    cladking Coin Collector

    It could have been hit with a lawn mower or something but I suspect a lot of these come from car shredders and reprocessers.

    It's hard to redeem them especially in tiny quantities so they get repaired so they'll pass through coin counters. I've seen several of them over the years.
     
  19. AnonymousCoinCollector

    AnonymousCoinCollector Reintroduce silver coins to circulation!

    Please try to use some common sense.
    It's just a severely damaged coin.

    Even someone that knows nothing about coins could tell you that.
     
  20. Debra Acosta

    Debra Acosta New Member

    Is either of these the small date 1982 20180603_042950.jpg
     
  21. gabe9991

    gabe9991 New Member

    nothing bro its damaged
     
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