Mint Mark Damage?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by 1stSgt22, Jun 14, 2021.

  1. 1stSgt22

    1stSgt22 Well-Known Member

    Can't decide what caused the mint mark area to look like this. What's your opinion? WIN_20210528_14_53_27_Pro.jpg WIN_20210528_14_54_29_Pro.jpg WIN_20210528_14_55_51_Pro.jpg
     
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  3. NathanD

    NathanD Cherrypicker

    Just looks like typical PMD to me. Took a shot. Plus, the RPMs in the 80s tend to be much closer to the primary mintmark, ruling an RPM out in this case.
     
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  4. Danomite

    Danomite What do you say uh-huh Supporter

    Looks like the copper plating is damaged and zinc rot is setting in. JMHO
     
  5. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Looks like the mint mark was scraped and being zinc, it’s now in the first stages of rottenness.
     
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  6. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

  7. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Hey Top.... I think the fellows are all correct. One thing to keep in mind as well... Copper is extremely soft. I have seen some pretty astounding faux errors from perfectly placed hits on cents since being here on CT.
     
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  8. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Darn truck drivers, when they run over a Zincoln, they should stop and bury it so paddyman has something to look for...
     
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  9. Sidney Osborne

    Sidney Osborne Well-Known Member

    He has banned trucks in ny parks...
     
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  10. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    And zinc is even softer.
     
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  11. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    I would not doubt that Sidney O.
     
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  12. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Appears to be zinc rot, as already mentioned above. Instead of NAV, I'd say it is LFV, or less face value. LOL
     
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