Mistruck 1981 penny

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  1. Joseph Roller

    Joseph Roller New Member

    Error penny
     

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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    What the?
    Looks like a Indent strike with Brockage on the Obverse.
    Interesting. I just don't know what happened to the rest of the Cent.

    @JCro57 take a look.
     
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  4. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Really? It looks damaged to me. The words are backwards which makes me think it was mashed into with another coin.
     
  5. halfcent1793

    halfcent1793 Well-Known Member

    I seriously doubt that it came from the US Mint this way.
     
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  6. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    If it is intentional PMD, it would take one heck of a lot of pressure to make it happen. Maybe someone stacked two coins on the railroad tracks, but the vibration as the train neared caused the top coin to slip off before they were hit by a wheel.
     
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  7. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    I'm putting my money on something similar to what you are proposing.
     
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  8. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Also, note that the "cleanly-struck" portion of the obverse is the lower right quadrant while the "cleanly-struck" portion of the reverse is the upper right quadrant. If this had been a true Mint error, wouldn't that portion of the Memorial be upside down?
     
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  9. PassthePuck

    PassthePuck Active Member

    Looks like someone ground down the penny and then place another LMC at the bottom and put it in a vice!
     
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  10. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    ...high school lab experiment...as noted: backward lettering, mis-placed quadrant damage...but I believe the missing details for the rest of the coin is a product of the hammering to seat another cent...imo...Spark
     
  11. mikediamond

    mikediamond Coin Collector

    Crushed outside the mint with an overlapping cent.
     
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  12. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    I guess I did some WT - Wishful Thinking :rolleyes:

    Does look like a Brockage though. They did a good job on that part.
     
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  13. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Looks like the coin leaves us with a ? Good luck
     
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  15. Dynoking

    Dynoking Well-Known Member

    That coin was with someone who had too much time on their hands.
     
  16. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    That says, and I agree, that this started out as normal One Cent piece. Someone placed another One Cent piece on top with the reverse down against the obverse. When smashed, the small, clean struck, portioned survived as original. This left just a very small portion of the culprit to leave its mark.
     
  17. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    I'm not so sure about the "vice job". Look at the depth of the impression. It's almost the full thickness of a cent. I don't think anyone could be capable of exerting enough pressure to create this using a vice. A train could, though.
     
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  18. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    If it was a vice job wouldn't there some indications from the jaws? A train is the only culprit I can think of.
     
  19. Joseph Roller

    Joseph Roller New Member

    Any help with the coin. Do you need more pictures. It was found in a collection my grandfather had.
     
  20. Joseph Roller

    Joseph Roller New Member

    And definitely not a vise job.
     
  21. Joseph Roller

    Joseph Roller New Member

    It's definitely not vise or manipulation.
     
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