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Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Andrealuvspennies$$, Feb 23, 2021 at 8:36 PM.

  1. Andrealuvspennies$$

    Andrealuvspennies$$ New Member

    I clearly see letters above the date but I can’t figure out the circle in middle of the penny I don’t know what I have please help. New member still learning thank you!

    With love and pennies!
    Andrea ❤️

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  3. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Hmm very interesting I'm going with damage from a coin machine e.t.c
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  4. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    No..That is not coin machine nor crimper damage.

    It was hit with a hard object like a pipe. That's why the area on the Obverse looks as a circular shape. The force put on the Reverse pushed it in.

    Sorry Andrea.. Not a Mint Error of any kind.
  5. 1stSgt22

    1stSgt22 Active Member

    Weird!! Looks like it may have taken a hit on the reverse with something round. Just my opinion!
  6. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    You are definitely correct!
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  7. 1stSgt22

    1stSgt22 Active Member

    Paddy you're just too fast! Beat me by seconds!!! LOL
  8. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Doesn't matter really what caused it just damage period!!!!!!
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  9. David Betts

    David Betts Elle Mae Clampett cruising with Dad

    It's also looks like a heat trace number or stamping on pipe obverse above date
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  10. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    I think I can make one of those
  11. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Definitely damaged. Welcome to CT.
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  12. AmishJedi

    AmishJedi Well-Known Member

    My first thought was someone was going to make it into a coin ring, stamped it with the die (off-center, of course), realized it was off-center and pitched it & spent it? :confused:
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  13. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    A Cent is too small to make a coin ring. It was simply a bored person who had nothing better to do and hit it with the end of a small circumference pipe. Like the copper pipe on AC Condenser units.
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  14. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    That would be the letters YTR from LIBERTY but backwards. The Cent was probably on top of another Cent so when the person struck it those letters were incused into the area in question.
  15. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Yeah, maybe it was the kind of pipe you use to smoke dope.
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  16. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast

    Another thought - it could be that a coin or two was/were used to shim a wobbly table/stool/step ladder.
  17. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    I don't smoke if i did I wouldn't be alive.
  18. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    No! No! No! Not another Penny Lover! I like Lionel Ritchie, but this is too much.

    Welcome to the neighborhood, just the same.
  19. JeffC

    JeffC Never buying coin tubes with pull-off caps again. Supporter

    At first I liked that possibility. But then I think the coin is way too clean and scratch-free for that to have taken place.
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  20. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    It would have to have been two pennies, one on top of the other, and the table would need to have one heck of a lot of weight on it in order to impress the "YTR" on this penny.
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