Late night television... Er...

Discussion in 'Coin Roll Hunting' started by RachelRuth, Jan 14, 2018.

  1. RachelRuth

    RachelRuth Active Member

    What's going on here? Have I been looking at too many coins again or is it just me that sees what looks to be going on on this cent? Is my mind just a gutter mind?

    Rachel
     

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  3. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Well-Known Member

    Its the Lincoln Memorial with a seated Lincoln.
    What else do you see?
     
  4. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    That's Lincoln doing the "Walk like an Egyptian"
     
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  5. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    I see a seated Lincoln that is not very pronounced due to die wear, and I see alot of die scatches in a NE to SW pattern. All of which is ordinary for business strikes.
     
  6. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Doubled Die.. Not Double! Supporter

    .. Edit* what alurid said
     
  7. RachelRuth

    RachelRuth Active Member

    Well, after a long nights rest I still see someones butt like they are on there knees and well, it almost looks as if Abe is smiling... (I'm sure he is... ).

    LoL
     
  8. RachelRuth

    RachelRuth Active Member

    Guess I must have a gutter mind just hard to believe I'm the only one here!
     
  9. LaCointessa

    LaCointessa Supporter! Supporter

    @RachelRuth, you may be experiencing something called Pareidolia

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pareidolia

    And it has also been observed that:

    "There is an universal tendency among mankind to conceive all beings like themselves, and to transfer to every object, those qualities, with which they are familiarly acquainted, and of which they are intimately conscious. We find human faces in the moon, armies in the clouds; and by a natural propensity, if not corrected by experience and reflection, ascribe malice or good- will to every thing, that hurts or pleases us." --David Hume*
    http://skepdic.com/pareidol.html

    Anyway, whenever this happens to me, I just relax and enjoy it.

    (I am studying a coin now on which I am sure I see frogs. After searching for a similar coin only one Greek coin seems vaguely similar so I am starting to suspect it is pareidolia at work again.)
     
  10. RachelRuth

    RachelRuth Active Member

    Probably right. I suppose that's why the psychiatrists use ink blots. LoL
     
  11. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    Looking for errors is like looking at the Sun. You look too long you're going to burn out your eyeballs.
     
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