Weird Penny

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by SouthSide, Feb 28, 2021.

  1. SouthSide

    SouthSide Member

    I wonder if this is something that was somehow created outside of the mint.

    It looks perfectly normal on the back but the front looks double stamped but I'm really not sure about it. Maybe it's an imprint or something?

    I just searched through thousands of pennies, and you find some gross and weird stuff on some of them.
     

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  3. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Florida girls have to love walking there sharks.

    Vice job not an error.
     
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  4. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    It's what is known as a "vice job" or "squeeze job".
    PMD.
    The dead give away is that the letters are reversed and incuse.
     
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  5. SouthSide

    SouthSide Member

    Yes it looked a bit jagged on the edge. I really questioned it.

    Thank you.
     
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  6. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast

    Folks glue coins together. They squeeze them in vices...just about anything that suits them.
     
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  7. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Supporter! Supporter

    Other than reverse letterings, not too bad for a vise job. The reverse doesn’t show much squish , but picture doesn’t show the whole coin. E for effort
     
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  8. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Because the lettering is reversed you can imagine a coin being squeezed in a vise onto another coin, giving you the mirror image. If it was struck twice somehow at the mint, the letters should read normally.
     
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  9. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    The reverse could have been protected by a piece of leather or wood which would absorb the force of the impression.
     
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  10. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Supporter! Supporter

    Like I said, other than reverse lettering, not bad for a conman
     
  11. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast

    I'm thinking it's glue. Irregular impression for coin-to-coin. I'm thinking an acetone soak.
     
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  12. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    I agree it's glue but acetone won't budge this bugger. I'd just spend it, why even bother to try to get it off? All he needs to know about this one is it's not an error.
     
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  13. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Looks like an impression on dried adhesive.

    Can you show the entire Obverse?
     
  14. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    I was attempting to explain how it could have occurred without damaging the reverse if it was a vise-job.
     
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