Mint error?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Wesley Samborski, Mar 17, 2021.


Is this a mint error?

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  2. No

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  1. Was wondering weather or not this is a mint error. Either way its very interesting.

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  3. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Damage,how it happened IDK.
  4. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    @Wesley Samborski Damaged and looks like someone used a Dremel on it to grind it down.
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  5. William F

    William F Well-Known Member

    Yeeesh, wonder what happened to that poor coin...
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  6. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    DEFDAM - Definitely Damaged :yack:
  7. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Welcome to the forum Wesley. There are "Mint errors" and then there is PMD, post mint damage, which happens after a coin leaves the mint. Your coin obviously is PMD.
    In case you missed one of my other posts on posting photographs, I'll repeat it here for you.
    You should try to post straight on shots, in focus, FULL IMAGE photos (after you upload your photo, two buttons appear: Thumbnail and Full Image, click Full Image and your photo appears full size on your post and is easily enlarged by clicking on it). Photograph coins on neutral backgrounds like black, grey, or white. Crop out superfluous background so just the coin shows, and post photos with correct orientation so members don't have to turn their computer in some awkward fashion to view it properly. While it isn’t always necessary, it is nice to show both the obverse and reverse, even if your question is just about one side. Members can often give more valuable information having both sides to evaluate. Add close ups of areas you have questions about and make your questions as definitive as possible so we know what you are asking for. And try to have the best lighting possible to show the most favorable photo of the coin. Hope this helps in the future. Good luck.
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  8. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast

    To add to @Mountain Man 's input, some visuals (NOTE: background color is important, see how the coin is washed or brought out by the choice)...

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  9. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    No, it's not a mint error. Boy, are you lost.
  10. Isnt being lost the reason for this for the forum? Show some respect.
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  11. I know this but its not to hard to see weather not its a mint error obviously. I understand how strict the website is about pictures.
  12. I ask questions to to find out and learn about coins. So for the love of the community i appreciate the people who tell me or others that were wrong in the nicest way possible. We supposed to support and add to the community not drive newcomers away. Peace and love. Thanks
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  13. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

    @Wesley Samborski you're absolutely correct. Not everyone is tactful when posting anonymously online. Your coin is not a mint error, but your question doesn't warrant a flame war.

    Don't let the few chase you away. Most on CT are helpful. Sometimes it gets a little tiresome for those few who are quick to shoot down the plethora of 'is this an error' question. That could be the number 1 question asked by new visitors to the site. Many of those new visitors are reluctant to accept, and get angry and belligerent when given the DEFDAM attribution. Until that response from a new visitor arises there's no justification for the snippy shoot down.

    Welcome to CT.
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  14. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast

    I echo masterswimmers comments. Patience isn't everyone's virtue, but there are enough of us to bridge the gaps. Also, if you ignore the snippy tones, there may be useful information in their responses nonetheless. Welcome to the mix here!!
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  15. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    No, actually, it's not the reason for the forum. We're not here to answer questions any ten-year-old should be able to answer only to be inundated with such virtually all day and night long. Let me ask you something. What reasonable basis did you have that led you here to inquire whether this might be a mint error, other than that it happened to look unusual to you? We've got people here right as we speak bringing us coins that look like they've been run over by a lawn mower and asking whether they're genuine mint errors. Pick up a book or two if you're that interested in mint errors, then show us what you find, having a basis for the question, and sure, you bet you're in the right place. I apologize for the disrespect, but have a little respect for us, at the same time, it's a two-way street, maybe you neglected to consider that.
  16. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

    Sorry Eddie, that's a shameful response and uncalled for.

    Not everyone is a knowledgeable numismatist. Some people couldn't care less about the minting process and just found something interesting that they want to run by this community. They never exhibited any discourse with the opinions given. Therefore, there's no reason to offer them a sharp tongue lashing in an initial response to their question. If the opinions are met with obstinate rebuttal, that's a different story. Give the OP'er a chance to show their true colors before you browbeat them.
  17. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    Well then we have a difference of opinion because I don't think that's what this is for. Go to PCGS or NGC and see if they tolerate this, they don't. Neither do I think you're appreciating the magnitude of it, here, only because we do tolerate it and don't know how to discourage without sounding like a horse's whatever, like I did. But I saw this sort of reply coming, I got good eyesight. I'll take it as deserving of admonishment, too. But I'll not stop trying to stop this. And if anybody has a better way of stopping it than laying it on the line for them, I'm all ears, but I've not seen anybody has.

    I'll strike a deal with you all. I'll make a good-faith effort to be more charming with the next ones that come along and set my hair on fire. And I do apologize for this one, that still stands.
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2021
  18. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    I have the opinion that Peter , in setting this program up realized what would/could happen. Doug realizes it also as the rules are very protective as several have told me. Both, and all the moderators and many members are protective also . We have a large number of younger aged and much older age and a high number of females for a coin forum, and many members are actually family units with multi-generational members, and in my mind that is great. My fear is that someday some speedball will present an offer for the forum that would be difficult to ignore. People new in chemistry nearly ignite themselves, biology students with a scalpel are scary.
    Ignorance indicates a state of unknowing, not an intentional foopah. Step into Politics , religion, curse words , offensive photos and you will have a problem, but trying to pretend to be something a person is not yet, should not be as I feel only a small % show a roadrage and say its a proof knowingly to get attention, most likely do not know. IMO, Jim
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  19. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Definitely damaged
  20. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Very nice and encouraging post,don't worry I haven't got my scalpel yet:):).
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