Need HELP.....ERROR COIN or just DAMAGE?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by CeciliaS81, Oct 30, 2018.

  1. CeciliaS81

    CeciliaS81 Member

    Once again. I am seeking help with a coin. 1941 Wheat penny if it is an error coin I would not know how to identify the proper error via coin language. Still pretty new to collecting. Any help is much appreciated.
     

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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Nope.. Some kind of old damage
    Not a Mint Error
     
  4. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

  5. CeciliaS81

    CeciliaS81 Member

    Really....zoom in on the lettering especially on the front but on the back as well....it does not look the same as my other wheat pennies lettering, but I am new to this so I am learning as I go along
     
  6. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    Start looking at and categorizing all of your change that you come across.
    And realize that 99.9% of everything you think is "different" is different because it is being damaged and wear from circulation and everything else. Remember the older a coin gets the more circulation wear it can get.

    Every pick up a cent from the ground?
    from a parking lot .. with a lot of scraps on it?
    Damage is unlimited from it being indirectly damaged to it being directly damaged by someone for some reason that you may never understand. In the past I would use coins to test things or to buffer things of more value as coins are cheaper than other things and still worth face value no matter how much damage you impose on it.

    Look at those circular holes ... looks someone, for some really good reason, put it in a machine that slightly smashed it and put a divit in it at some point in it's 77 years of circulation. But who really knows right ?
     
  7. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    It doesn't look like any of your other Wheat
    Cents because it's damaged, really.

    Another way to look at it: how could it have been minted
    at the US Mint like that?
     
  8. CeciliaS81

    CeciliaS81 Member

    Oh I know it has a lot of damage to it there's no doubt there. The lettering just seems to resemble that of I want to say DD but I may be wrong on that term. The D mint Mark, The "WE" and other letters look possibly doubled. However my curiosity is based off of pictures I have seen. I have never seen a Doubled coin in person. Only been collecting about 2 years now.
     
  9. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    It's not a Doubled Die Variety.. Just damage
     
  10. SilverDollar2017

    SilverDollar2017 Morgan dollars

    Yep...Post minting damage, no errors.
     
  11. Dave363

    Dave363 Well-Known Member

    Not that you need one more person telling you LOL but it's damage as stated.
    Dave
     
  12. CeciliaS81

    CeciliaS81 Member

    thank you for the help. Learning as I go along :)
     
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  13. jfreakofkorn

    jfreakofkorn Active Member

    that is one heck of a hit on that coin esp on lincolns head in leaving a impression like that
     
  14. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Supporter! Supporter

    We’re all just looking too. Keep on keeping on
     
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