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Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by DReese, May 21, 2019.

  1. DReese

    DReese New Member

    Opened a roll of 1978D cents and found this. Appears to be lettering but did not find a coin that was damaged - but found 5 of these. What would this error be termed and how was it produced? 1978drim.jpg
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  3. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    How about a photo of the edge in that area?

    ...of all five of them.
  4. DReese

    DReese New Member

    1978dside.jpg 1978d5.jpg

    Hope this helps... with all 5 of them.
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  7. MacA2Z

    MacA2Z New Member

    Today I received my 2019 US Mint sets (Mint item #19RJ). I found a couple of what I guess are process errors with 2 of the Philadelphia sets.

    1) One set I have 2 Lowell quarter and missing the Mariana Island quarter.

    2) The other set I have an extra Lincoln Penny on the top of the San Antonio Quarter inside the sealed case (reverse side showing). I assume that the penny is from the Philadelphia.

    I have pictures but don't know how to post them.
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  8. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Neat, maybe small die cracks or die chips.
  9. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    Can't tell from the edge photos either,
    what this might be from.

    Different, that's for sure - the size of the
    'bump' seems to be a bit different in them -

    The edges of the cents look like they might
    have been Type 1 blanks - possibly.

    Any other thoughts? I'd say PMD from a
    counting or rolling machine, but I don't
    recall every seeing this pattern, and even
    though the size is slightly different on a few
    of them, PMD shouldn't put the 'bumps'
    in the same spot on all 5..... ?
  10. chascat

    chascat Well-Known Member

    Not PMD...damage is in exactly same place on all 5 coins. Very strange! maybe damage from being ejected from press?
  11. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    Interesting. Not sure what to make of it. Would be curious to see any other coins of the same year and if they also have similar damage in other places.
  12. Nyatii

    Nyatii I like running w/scissors. Makes me feel dangerous

    Would it be from a die that has chipped around the outside?
  13. Jersey magic man

    Jersey magic man Supporter! Supporter

    I also think it may be from a damaged die. Which means many more of these should be in circulation.
  14. frech001

    frech001 New but Old

    If you've ever watched a sale's clerk open a roll of coins by banging the roll against a counter edge you might have an idea how these dents could have been created.
  15. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    It's not from a damaged die, I'm fairly certain.

    I agree with the above post that they 'look' like they've
    been banged against a counter, but they are in the
    same place (minor diff. in sizes) so that's not it either.

    Could be a collar issue, but I've never seen anything
    close to this as a collar error.
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  16. Stevearino

    Stevearino Supporter! Supporter

    They shouldn't be damaged on the reverse face if it was from banging on a counter...should they?

  17. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    The only way a counter would be effective is if they were the outside coins and rolled with the same orientation. (possible but not likely. I wouldn't put damage out of the guess's but I'd like to think it could have been done at the mint.
  18. DReese

    DReese New Member

    Update: Went back through the rest of the roll again. Found three additional coins - but with much smaller indentions. Again it appears that they all are in the same positions but the bottom two pictures show that it either progressed to stronger presentation or digressed from strong to weaker. The third picture is hard to see but it shows above the AM but no where else. 1978d3.jpg 1978d2.jpg 1978d1.jpg
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  19. R_rabbit

    R_rabbit Well-Known Member

    5B074B76-421C-435D-B81D-B5B8C0F417C9.jpeg :)

    Imho, it reminds me of the waffle rim that happens on edge lettering. It happens a lot on the Canadian toonies.
  20. Stevearino

    Stevearino Supporter! Supporter

    Really great to have a REAL puzzler on our hands, not a "mint error" that is easily identifiable as PMD or an actual mint error that is equally easily identifiable. Looking forward to what this eventually turns out to be.

  21. chascat

    chascat Well-Known Member

    Still think it's something with striking ejection error.
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