What happened to this 1983 error cent?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Seattlite86, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

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  3. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    Maybe they thought it was an Off Center error.
     
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  4. Rick Stachowski

    Rick Stachowski Well-Known Member

    I'd say they have money to burn .
    But it is a mint error ...
     
  5. Rick Stachowski

    Rick Stachowski Well-Known Member

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  6. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    Fair, but it is such a minor error, with a rather ugly looking cent, I just don’t understand it. If you have money to burn on this, wouldn’t you have money for something nicer?
     
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  7. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    If they thought it was a DDO then they would send it to be attributed as a variety and not a Mint Error. NGC would not had attributed it as a Mint Error if that were the case.
     
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  8. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    Have not. Will look up possible varieties and take a loupe to it tonight or tomorrow.
     
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  9. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    Thanks, this demonstrates my ignorance on submissions. The coin is barely misaligned so I’m trying to understand who sees this as submission-worthy (maybe a newcomer to collecting?)
     
  10. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    You'd be surprised at the damaged coins,
    and the genuine, but very minor mechanical
    errors that people submit to all the authentication
    services.
     
  11. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    Oh to be a fly on the wall. You’re likely 100% correct. I’ve only submitted one coin to date and don’t see the value in submitting such coins, but each submitter has their own thresholds and reasons. I did enjoy buying it for less than the costs to submit. Though I guess you could also say I overspent on an ugly cent. To each their own!
     
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  12. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I can't see anything besides a slightly MAD obverse as is stated on the slab. I think I agree with @Fred Weinberg and @Rick Stachowski ....People with money to burn and not enough knowledge.
     
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  13. Rick Stachowski

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  15. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Could it be that the submitter just threw this coin in to make it 10 coins sent for grading?
     
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  16. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    We had a thread here where it was posted some eBay auction of just normal pocket change that was slabbed. Someone lost a ton of money. They probably thought all the PMD was mint errors, and didn't want to listen to anyone with more knowledge than them. Because, if it looks different, it must be a mint error !!

    Don't you watch all those YouTube videos?
    You'll be rich if you send your damaged pocket change in for grading !!
     
  17. Rick Stachowski

    Rick Stachowski Well-Known Member

    Let not get off topic here .
    This coin is a mint error .
     
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  18. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    If someone submitted this as MAD, but it was also a variety, wouldn’t that also get attributed, or would they have to specifically ask for that?
     
  19. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Biggest waste of grading fee ever.
    Now if it weighed 3.1 that would be cool.
     
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  20. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Probably, you been here long enough to have seen plenty of threads of newbies that have found very minor errors or non errors or even regular low value coins that think they "Have to get it slabbed". And of course people who told their "amazing find" is common or damage that then argue about its they get told "OK so send it in". Some of them do.
     
  21. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    @Insider ?
     
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