Penny reverse error?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by John Frank 4263, Apr 22, 2023.

  1. John Frank 4263

    John Frank 4263 New Member

    I have found fading like this on many, many Lincoln pennies, different years and different mints. They vary in severity but are always in this location. What causes this? Is this a mint error or just post mint damage?
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  3. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    It is a common area of strike weakness because of the relief height of the lower obverse portrait. Could also be struck through grease/debris
  4. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    As @expat says, strike weakness in this area. I'm not in the camp of struck thru grease in this area as it happens way too much in just this area on nearly every date.
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  5. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It’s a common weakness due to the design.
  6. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Mostly just worn and old. But keep your eyes open. There’s nice coins to be found. Don’t forget coinstar
  7. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    You know. I’ve said that to myself many of times I’ve Cent searched. Thanks.
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  8. John Frank 4263

    John Frank 4263 New Member

    Thanks all. If it is an error it is a very common error. I guess I let it pass unless a whole word is missing.
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  9. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    Wheat cents and early Memorial cents share the same weak spots on the reverse,
    due to Abe's head and shoulder.
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2023
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