Okay so just noticed this... Is it anything? Wheat cent imprint

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Snorlax93, Jun 22, 2020.

  1. Snorlax93

    Snorlax93 Active Member

    Should I get excited?
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  3. Handyman

    Handyman Well-Known Member

    It appears to be damaged in my opinion.
  4. Snorlax93

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  5. Snorlax93

    Snorlax93 Active Member

    Just so I know in the future, how does one differentiate this type of error from fake or real?
  6. GH#75

    GH#75 Trying to get 8 hours of sleep in 4. . .

    Looks like a wheat cent was laying on the dime for many years and left a toning imprint. I don't see any damage.
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  7. Burton Strauss III

    Burton Strauss III Supporter! Supporter

    If the letters are backwards, it's commonly called a vice job.
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  8. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    I do not see any indication of a vise job as the bottom of the "T" in CENT does not depress the rim. I suspect GH#75 has the correct idea. whether stain , corrosion, or pigment I can't tell. IMO, Jim
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  9. Burton Strauss III

    Burton Strauss III Supporter! Supporter

    It's hard to tell from a photo, but yes -if it's flat, it's some kind of stain or transfer.

    Either way, if the letters are reversed it's most likely PMD.

    For completeness you should go read the error-ref.com articles on brockage and capped die. But this doesn't have the signs of either of those...
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  10. Beefer518

    Beefer518 Well-Known Member

    I agree it's either a toning anomaly, or a vise-type damage, but what if it's simply that the toning of the dime was shielded by how the cent sat on it for years. Would it still be considered damage, or just cool toning? I'm assimilating it in the way commemorative distribution envelopes have interrupted toning.
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  11. SorenCoins

    SorenCoins Well-Known Member

    I would say it is just cool toning, unless that tone was actually environmental damage.

    I agree with the others that it is a very, very interesting instance of toning. It is not an error, but I would most certainly be excited; Not about the monetary value but about the coolness and interesting tale the coin depicts.
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  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Don't get excited as it's damaged. Anytime you see something out of the ordinary ask yourself one question. How did this happen in the minting process?
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