One strange mamajamma! What is this?!

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by XanthenX, Sep 16, 2018.

  1. XanthenX

    XanthenX Member

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    Ok so this appears to be a 1982 small date zinc that has been struck with a mirrored strike of "liberty" and "IN GOD WE TRUST" with some strangeness on the reverse. What in the world happened with this coin? Is it a rare error?
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  3. XanthenX

    XanthenX Member

    Is it possible that its a Type II Counterclash?
  4. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    Damaged.. Someone took another Cent and pressed it to the Cent you are showing.
    Incused and backwards is evidence of this.

    Not rare and not a Mint Error
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  5. l.cutler

    l.cutler Member

    No, I think another coin has just been pressed into it, a "vice job".
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  6. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna


    Either search the forum history or google "vise job".
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  7. XanthenX

    XanthenX Member

    Ah hence the impressed features on the coin
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  8. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Yep. Look at the reverse: it's flattened, where the flat jaw pressed against the coin. The coin that was pressed into the obverse left a mirrored impression, "backward" and incuse.
  9. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    The date and possible D MM were possibly left on the other coin used.
  10. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    Please do coin collectors a favor and destroy it if you don't keep it so it does not end up on ebay as a "Rare Error', which it is not.
  11. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    If you look closely on the Obverse, you can clearly see the multiple impressions of a Obverse cent put on top of it. You have the head impression on the shoulder, and the shoulder impression on the head. and since the middle is higher, it's tilted to the rim. I'm sure if you take another cent you can Fit it on top of it.

    Clearly damage front and back.
  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Damaged after it left the Mint and stained as well. The letters are reversed and not raised.
  13. Newbie69

    Newbie69 Doesn't make cents!

    INCUSED!!!!! Would be the giveaway for me for a vise job!
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