Very Odd 1978 Lincoln Cent!!

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Jarex, Jan 27, 2020.

  1. Jarex

    Jarex New Member

    What do you guys make of this 1978 Lincoln Cent i found in a box of pennies? Big lump on the obverse that couldnt have come from the penny itself cuz there isnt any damage on the back to make it and the penny is still the proper thickness and everything that it should be.
     

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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Better clearer pictures needed. Those pics are horrible! :yack:
     
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  4. RonSanderson

    RonSanderson Supporter! Supporter

    And post full-size, something like this.

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  5. Jarex

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  6. eric6794

    eric6794 Well-Known Member

    looks like the coin was melted/heated at some point
     
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  7. Jarex

    Jarex New Member

    You sure??? Cuz wouldnt it have affected both sides equally? Plus ive never seen a penny melt like this, especially just on one side
     
  8. eric6794

    eric6794 Well-Known Member

    it's damage for sure.
     
  9. RonSanderson

    RonSanderson Supporter! Supporter

    Those two dots above LIBERTY are the clue. When welding is done, there is metallic spatter, and where it lands it melts into or onto that surface. If someone hit this with a MIG welder, or even a small-gauge rod, it would leave spatter just like this. It could even be solder, but that drips more than spatters. I had to scrape off a lot of this when I worked as a shipfitter / steelfitter in the ‘70’s.
     
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  10. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Some sort of damage. Not a Mint Error.
     
  11. Mike185

    Mike185 Well-Known Member

    Take something sharp and dig into it! I would if it will be silver solder When you braise with silver and brass it will sometime will take the color of other melted metals.
    Damage anyway it goes

    It’s one of those esty coins!!
     
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