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Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Tyler Graton, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. Tyler Graton

    Tyler Graton Well-Known Member

    ok so I am more leaning towards damage for the quarter, but it looks so cool, kinda wish they would start making coins like That (I know, a lot of people will disagree, but it's okay) . But I have no clue what to call the penny. I want to say the penny is a woodie, but I don't know if that happens exactly like this with zinc penny. (Yes it's 2.5, I checked) IMG_1749.JPG IMG_1750.JPG
    The true color (without light washed) IMG_1752.JPG IMG_1753.JPG
    I love this penny whatever it is, looks so cool and so in ordinary. Woulda been cool to find an mint state example of this. Thank you for looking!! IMG_1746.JPG IMG_1748.JPG
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  3. Tyler Graton

    Tyler Graton Well-Known Member

    Red is die crack and I also noticed a collar clash on the obverse if you look again
  4. paddyman98

    paddyman98 ++++PLUS ULTRA++++ Supporter

    Red arrow is pointing to a Linear Plating Bubble, it's a Copper Plated Cent. Not a Die Crack.

    Your Quarter is Environmental Damage.. plain and simple
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2017
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  5. paddyman98

    paddyman98 ++++PLUS ULTRA++++ Supporter

    It's a slight Misaligned Die Strike. I would not use the term Collar Clash on a Cent because that would be only for coins with reeded edges such as Dimes, Quarters and Halves ;)

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  6. Tyler Graton

    Tyler Graton Well-Known Member

    Yeah I figured it would be that but I was wondering if it was lamination on the reverse cause of the weirdness. But I will accept that answer. I know you probably think i am dumb for that one cause I should know this. Just looks strange
  7. Tyler Graton

    Tyler Graton Well-Known Member

    Ugh. *kicks myself* wish I could delete this thread haha
  8. paddyman98

    paddyman98 ++++PLUS ULTRA++++ Supporter

    Hey come on.. It's ok to show any coin and ask any question. That's how you and others will learn!
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  9. paddyman98

    paddyman98 ++++PLUS ULTRA++++ Supporter

    Those incused lines on the 1983 Cent are intriguing. I don't know what could of caused them! Not a Woody though.
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  10. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    What @paddyman98 said.

    Scuzzy quarter.

    Cent with various issues, including plating irregularities.

    The incuse lines/striations are interesting, but since they seem to run across (not underneath) the lettering (note the "M" in AMERICA), I suspect PMD of some kind?

    Nothin' dumb about posting questions, if it's done in a sincere attempt to become un-dumb, right?
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  11. Tyler Graton

    Tyler Graton Well-Known Member

    Awesome I feel a little better now haha. Most of the plating issues I have ran across have only been blister plating and bubble stuff (mountain like, not valley like) I thought this looked a lot like someone had scraped the zinc before it had been struck, but then it kind of reminded me of a woodie don't know why but yeah thanks for making me feel better bout it.
  12. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Interesting cent. It looks to me as if the blank had these marks before the upset mill or being plated or struck. Junk on the draw rollers? Machine damage to the blank before the upset mill? Fun coin.
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  15. Tyler Graton

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    What does this refer to? You calling me a bird? What do you suggest the site to be used for? Hmmm?
  16. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman Guardian of The Farce, & Dead-Eye Master


    Serious question: You seem to be a "member" of a class of new participants that has been showing up here with vastly increased frequency lately - specifically younger folks who have recently discovered coins and are fascinated by what may or may not be error coins, frequently not actually. This phenomenon amazes me. I spent maybe 20 serious years in numismatic endeavors before I ever CARED about errors or damaged coins, especially the latter. Tell me, what was the genesis of this interest? I am genuinely interested in this. It may be a sea change in what draws young people to coins and I genuinely want to understand. There are no wrong answers.
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  17. Tyler Graton

    Tyler Graton Well-Known Member

    Well I like to find things that look different. Things that stand out, and are questionable, sometimes I hope to know exactly what made it damaged, so I can duplicate it, like that quarter, I wonder how it got that way because I like how it looks. Sometimes the Perfect coin isn't cool enough and has no character! Like woodie cents. Those are my favorites because they look like wood. Think of it like this. If the people I am showing my collection to don't like regular everyday plain regular coin, the next best thing to have is cool looking damaged coins or something that catches he eye. Sometimes I feel like even collecting every type of known damage that looks like errors so I can teach people what is what, of I ever get the chance to teach someone about coins. The first thing you would need to do is teach them what is NOT an error vs what is. Having the coins in hand is better than having pictures, so I keep it. But I am looking for unusual errors, and I am trying to learn about the improper mixtures of metals, seems a little confusing, so I get to the point where if I find something weird that might look like a metal issue, I always want to post and make sure it's not that, till I find what I am looking for. If that makes sense. When I say I am a coin collector, there are no limitations!! Anything that sets its self away from the heard is collectible to me because in the end, I save money if nothing else. FYI I took your question as a respectful question! Always willing to answer what drives me.
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  18. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman Guardian of The Farce, & Dead-Eye Master

    That's really different. In my day, it was all about approaching the perfect coin. Speaking of which, if you get the chance, check out the half dollars in the 2017 uncirculated set from the Mint. For a business strike coin, they're pretty close to perfect.
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  19. Tyler Graton

    Tyler Graton Well-Known Member

    Yeah but that's when you are flying with the feather. I am different. this is 2017 though haha and with all respect have we not seen just about everything this year?! Hahaha but ya I love the perfect coin too. But I pay attention to the lonely lincolns too!! ;) the dreaded penny. The mystery. The everything. One day soon I'll be a coin forensics scientist!!! Haha
  20. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman Guardian of The Farce, & Dead-Eye Master

    More in common than you'd think. I always have in the back of my mind searching for MS67 and MS68 raw Lincoln cent candidates. Date is almost irrelevant. Check out the early 1960's in that condition range. ¡Caramba! I frequently pick up solid rolls from estate sales of collectors who have assumed ambient temperature.
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  21. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman Guardian of The Farce, & Dead-Eye Master

    Funny thing about this hobby - every year, collectors older than me die at a faster rate than collectors younger than me. Wonder why that is.
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