Weird 1996 error penny

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by Tommy Scully, Jul 23, 2019.

  1. Tommy Scully

    Tommy Scully New Member

    upload_2019-7-23_2-39-34.jpeg upload_2019-7-23_2-38-54.jpeg I have what I believe to be a 1996 mint error penny that was struck a total of 4 times I was wondering if anyone would know the value of this coin upload_2019-7-23_2-39-34.jpeg upload_2019-7-23_2-38-54.jpeg

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  3. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Well-Known Member

    IMO the reverse lettering of "CENT" on the obverse indicates a vise job.
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  5. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Looks like dry adhesive. There were 2 other Cents attached to your Cent.
    Not multiple struck but images from the other Cents left on the glue.

    Value? still 1 Cent
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2019
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  6. TexAg

    TexAg Well-Known Member

    Try soaking in acetone. If dried glue it should come off.
  7. ken454

    ken454 Well-Known Member

    glue job...
  8. Tommy Scully

    Tommy Scully New Member

    After soaking it in nail polish remover for around 45-60 minutes only the back side got the glue removed and not the front side I think that the front side is actually copper material and not glue because you can definitely tell that back side was glue and you can kind of fell it but on the front side it feels like copper
  9. l.cutler

    l.cutler Member

    No, it is still some sort of adhesive. May be something not affected by the nail polish remover. Definitely not an error.
  10. ken454

    ken454 Well-Known Member

    nail polish remover also is not pure acetone, could be why it was not removed...
  11. John Burgess

    John Burgess Active Member

    Front side could be a vise impression of two cents, reverse side a glue impression.
    all 3 sandwiched together for the glue to dry. and actually was probably vise grips, because the impression is strongest at the 7-8 o clock position.

    probably 4 cents total with the two outer ones just so the cents don't get stuck to the tool and make dad angry again. LOL.
    If it were struck at the mint, it wouldn't be backwards.
  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It's only worth one cent as it's not a Mint error. Why bother with it at all?

    Welcome to CT.
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