Test Your Skills: Is This Cent a Damaged/Details Coin or a Gradable Mint Error?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by JCro57, Apr 7, 2020.

  1. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

    OK. Use your skills. Look closely. Which is it, and why? You MUST provide evidence. The answer will be posted on Thursday morning.

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  3. SamuelFred1

    SamuelFred1 I Guess I'm Kind Of a Decent Member at This Point?

    I KNOW!!!! It is gradable. That's because you can clearly see 'CENT' on the back. That means it had to be struck like that. If something dinged it, then the raised elements would be dinged as well.
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  4. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    That is a very interesting coin. I would like to see an edge view. As may others. Maybe one from the 7:00 position if that is possible.
  5. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

    When it comes in I promise I will.
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  6. Raizac

    Raizac Active Member

    i would say NO for grading as it would come back as damaged. but a nice coin i would keep it!!

    edit * reverse of the coin is odd but damage can be seen at 3 o'clock as it looks like the copper plating had been pushed. @The 6 o'clock it looks like the copper plating had been cut and peeled to up towards the 3 o'clock look @ the C the lower half looks scratched but stops to make the copper under it to look blended to the zink core
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2020
  7. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast

    I suppose it depends on where they attribute the damage; mint vs circulation. Given the rest of the coin, it doesn't look circulated, so I'm going with mint error (damaged caused by equipment there).
  8. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

    The damage occurred first, and then it was Struck.

    Notice on the reverse the word CENT was struck on the thin flap of copper that folded over.

    Not a super expensive error, but a cool one for sure. You don't see these often on zimc cents.
  9. Raizac

    Raizac Active Member

    @JCro57 but you have NOT answered if it's gradable or not?thread topic
    Test Your Skills: Is This Cent a Damaged/Details Coin or a "Gradable" Mint Error?
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2020
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  10. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

    This should be gradable for sure.
  11. Paul M.

    Paul M. Well-Known Member

    "Damage" that occurs at the Mint is considered an error, so this should be a gradeable coin.
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  12. Raizac

    Raizac Active Member

    All I was getting at is @JCro57 did not disclose yesterday if it was gradable as per the title of the thread

    p.s what thin flap of copper that is Folded over i do not see it in pics shown
  13. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    It looks like an MS coin that should be Gradable. But then I really don't and don't care to know about the TPG's policies for a coins eligibility to be graded.
    I am truly more interested it how error coins are made.
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  14. Raizac

    Raizac Active Member

    I would agree with you
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