Strange Looking 2016 Lincoln Penny

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by JLH, Apr 13, 2021.


Does the coin have value?

Poll closed Apr 20, 2021.
  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. JLH

    JLH New Member

    This is my first posting. I have a 2016 Lincoln Penny that is very smooth, has no ridges, has a black color around outer rim and Lincoln is a black silhouette with a copper colored background. Here is a picture. What do you think about the coin? Is it worth anything?

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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    Not to be mean , but it looks like a coin I would of dug out of the ground while Metal Detecting . :angelic:
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  4. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    We'd like to help, but your photo is waaaay too dark and far away.
  5. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Its zinc rot spend it before its gone.
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2021
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  6. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Welcome to CT @JLH, When posting photos it is preferred by many that you post FULL IMAGE and make sure your photo is in FOCUS. As mentioned, your photo is too small, too dark, out of focus, so it's hard for a proper assessment. Looks like severe environmental damage from that photo.
    Here is what I usually post for new members.
    For the best results, you should post "in focus," FULL IMAGE photos (after you upload your photo, two buttons appear: Thumbnail and Full Image, click Full Image and your photo appears full size on your post and are easily enlarged by clicking on it). Photograph coins on neutral backgrounds like black, grey, or white. Crop out superfluous background so just the coin shows (you can use for free), and post photos with correct orientation so members don't have to turn their computer in some awkward fashion to view it properly. While it isn’t always necessary, it is nice to show both the obverse and reverse, even if your question is just about one side. Members can often give more valuable information having both sides to evaluate. Add close ups of areas you have questions about and make your questions as definitive as possible so we know what you are asking for. And try to have the best lighting possible to show the most favorable photo of the coin. Hope this helps in the future. Good luck.
  7. Inspector43

    Inspector43 73 Year Collector Supporter

    Yes, it is worth one penny.
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