Tilted 5 in the date of a 1975 Lincoln penny

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by preantique, Feb 23, 2020.

  1. preantique

    preantique New Member

    First of all a big "Hi" to everybody, this is my first posting in this forum!
    Obviously this penny went through on some hardships, but I wonder if by your opinion the tilting could happen in the mint and the damages later, or it has definitely been the result of the joint co-operation of numerous car tires or coin machines and things like that. As you can see, besides the 5, the number 7 is also tilted slightly.
    Thank you for your input!

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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Hello and welcome to CoinTalk.

    Unfortunately the 5 took a hit. Makes it appear tilted.
    You can see the old damage on the top and bottom.
  4. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    First, welcome to the neighborhood @preantique !

    Damage to pennies happens quite often because the copper is easily moved when hit by another object while in circulation. One of the most common examples of PMD that we see, here, is when the "T" of LIBERTY is hit and looks like LIBERYY. Sometimes, people really don't believe it when we tell them. ~ Chris
  5. preantique

    preantique New Member

    Thank you, Mr Ed, for confirming my worst fear! :happy:
  6. preantique

    preantique New Member

    Thanks for the explanation, Chris!
  7. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    Welcome to the forum! If that was your worse fear, then you are doing alright; unless you invested more than a cent.
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  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    The 5 has taken several hits so it's damaged. Welcome to CT.
  9. HaleiwaHI

    HaleiwaHI Active Member

    It would also be nice to see the whole coin with the other 3 pictures highlighted
  10. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Welcome to CT @preantique. Prior to 1982 cents were mostly copper and the devices could, and would be easily distorted when struck by another hard object, PMD, and that's what happened to your coin. It's really cool looking and I would keep it, but NAV, no added value, still worth 1¢.
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