Penny with missing number (199-) WHATS IT WORTH??

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by alex torossian, Aug 9, 2014.

  1. alex torossian

    alex torossian New Member

    hey i came across a penny with the last digit for the date missing. it says 199, well ill post a picture so you guys can see it, be great to inform me of the value. (not the best pic but all i could do for now) IMG_3700 copy.jpg
     
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  3. rickmp

    rickmp Frequently flatulent.

    It's a 1991. The missing 1 is because thatpart of the die was clogged with debris when the coin was struck. It's called a 'filled die'.
     
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  4. alex torossian

    alex torossian New Member

    oh ok thats interesting, so not really worth that much huh?
     
  5. rickmp

    rickmp Frequently flatulent.

    It's worth one cent.
     
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  6. alex torossian

    alex torossian New Member

    Oh i see is this a common thing among Pennies ?
     
  7. rickmp

    rickmp Frequently flatulent.

    Yes, very common.
     
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  8. Kirkuleez

    Kirkuleez 80 proof

    It's funny to me that some coins with missing design elements are valueless while others are famous and expensive. The 1937 three leg and the 1922 plain are prime examples, but are the result of over polished dies as opposed to a grease filled die.
     
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  9. alex torossian

    alex torossian New Member

    very true, once i saw this penny i thought it must have been rare, (given the fact its the first i have seen, ever,). but certain qualities on some coins ditinguish the value. but thanks for that bit of info learning new things everyday.
     
  10. Chris Grey

    Chris Grey New Member

    I know this is 5 years since this penny was posted, but I had to comment because I just found 2 of those pennies yesterday and was baffled as to why they were like that!
     
  11. rickmp

    rickmp Frequently flatulent.

    Did you read the thread to learn about them?
     
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  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

  13. Chris Grey

    Chris Grey New Member

    I did, thank you was interesting to learn that it was from a filled die!
     
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  14. rickmp

    rickmp Frequently flatulent.

    Glad you did! Too many come here, but really don't want to learn.
     
  15. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    It's baffling! :wideyed:
     
  16. Manbaby

    Manbaby New Member

    I got a lot to learn. And I'm appreciating the education. But there are a lot of legit questions concerning related scenarios about other coins that were worth a lot now all the sudden a grease filled or damaged coin is no longer considered a variety mint error
     
  17. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Damage is damage..
    Grease filled I actually refer to it as Debris Filled but they have to be extremely dramatic to be considered as a better of the known Mint Errors. It is a Mint Error called a Struck Through Debris.
    Here is a thread I created -
    https://www.cointalk.com/threads/1995-cent-obv-rev-struck-through-beauty.279759/
    a (1).jpg
     
  18. Garry Thornhill

    Garry Thornhill New Member

    Hi I have a penny with the last two # gone just 19 ?????
     
  19. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Grease or debris filled Die caused that. It's common but nice to have one. Start your own thread so as not to Hijack someone else's.

    Welcome to CT.
     
  20. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    ok? Did you read the answers given on this thread? o_O
     
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