Smushed 1964 Penny Strike error

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Kristen Nicole, May 17, 2021.

  1. Kristen Nicole

    Kristen Nicole Amateur Coin Sleuth

    Good Evening :) I got pretty excited when I found this gem, maybe even squealed a lil bit. I’ve collected lots of those smushed penny souvenirs over the years, it’d be pretty cool if I added a mint original to it. I bet it’s just a failed souvenir from worlds biggest ball of twine, huh?

    I tried to get decent photos, but this Abe is tough. If you look closely you can see “liberty”

    So? How’d I do?

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  3. Nick Zynko

    Nick Zynko Member

    Looks like a 1966 railroad track experiment! I used to see these a lot more as a kid then now and are always beat up pretty bad. The elongated penny machine still fascinates me when I see one in action. Those types are usually well formed elliptical/football shaped and are overstamped with a logo of some type normally. If you do a quick search it amazing how much info on them there is and also how many people collect them. With that said Kristen, you did well to pick it out of the masses!
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  4. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    Is this an old April Fools Joke ? :hilarious:
    You can't be serious ! Anyone can see that it's Damaged .:rolleyes:
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  5. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    A railroad track coin ran over by a train. Not an error.
    Last edited: May 17, 2021
  6. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    It is DEFDAM.. Definitely Damaged :yack:

    Not a Mint Error of any kind.
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  7. GH#75

    GH#75 Well-Known Member

    If you like damaged coins, then keep it. I'll sometimes collect things like this too. but how'd you do? It's worth one cent. DEFINATELY not an error
    Last edited: May 17, 2021
  8. Silverpop

    Silverpop Well-Known Member

    Post mint damaged coin is what you got
  9. Penny Luster

    Penny Luster Supporter! Supporter

    I you collect ugly pennies?
  10. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    100% damaged
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  11. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Well-Known Member

    A penny ran over by a train protects you on your travels and brings good luck, according to Opie Taylor.
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  12. PamR

    PamR Well-Known Member

    Ok I forgive you on the “pee pee” stain! Thank you. My point I was trying to make just got proven.
  13. PamR

    PamR Well-Known Member

    Paddy, do you have a coin shop in New York?
  14. PamR

    PamR Well-Known Member

    No worries. No need to reply.
  15. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    No he doesn’t
  16. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    if you notice ...that's not even round. It wouldn't get stamped in a die (except under certain circumstances, which has certain characteristics) .... so the question is ... how did it get enlarged/out of round ??
  17. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    I'm not sure what you see, or think the error is, but all I see is a badly damaged one cent. Is there some other thing we should be looking at?
    Wait, was this posted April 1 and just now surfaced?
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