Strange penny

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by gruszakq, Apr 16, 2024.

  1. gruszakq

    gruszakq New Member

    I just found some strange minting penny from 1978 (D). I have never seen that kind of minting on a penny. The letters are bold instead of standard reverse of any penny.

    Have You ever seen something like that?

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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Welcome to.... Where am I again? Oh! yeah, CoinTalk.. biggrin.gif
    The penny? Nothing out of the ordinary that I can see anyways.
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  4. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity

    Could be a weak strike due to a thin planchet. Common.

    Could be a weak strike due to a stamping machine pressure adjustment. Also fairly common.

    Could be weak design from a clogged die ( struck through grease/debris ). Happens frequently due to normal machine operation.

    Could be 46 years of circulation wear. Very common.

    Could be a combination of all of the above. You get to vote for the one you like best. If you don’t like these then, by all means, tell us what you think did it.

    I see weakness in most of both sides, some boldness in the date and liberty, but nothing beyond a normal coin.
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  5. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    Yes. I have seen thousands of them.
    Not strange at all.

    Welcome to Cointalk
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  6. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    Technical term:

    Spare change
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  7. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Well-Known Member

    And Happy Birthday honey!
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  8. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Very common for a late 70's cent.
  9. charley

    charley Well-Known Member

    Have a very enjoyable day, tomorrow.
  10. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Common, thanks for sharing and welcome to CT.
  11. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    In all aspects it’s looks normal to me. Welcome to CT.
  12. desertgem

    desertgem Senior Errer Collecktor

    The obverse indicates die deterioration doubling ( no value) but otherwise the photo size is difficult to see if other present.
  13. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    It's weakly struck. I would almost said counterfeit except it's not worth the Chinese while to copy it.
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