Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Lil ol' me, Mar 28, 2020.
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First, welcome to the neighborhood, Andrea!
As someone new to collecting, you're going to learn that there are billions and billions of coins out there in circulation, and some people just have nothing better to do than deface them in one way or another. If you start your collecting experience looking for oddities and errors before you have a clear understanding of the die-making and minting processes, you will find yourself thinking that every strange coin is something special when it is not. ~ Chris
They are indeed correct. Altered after it left the US Mint. Not a Mint Error of any kind.
We are not trying to be negative. We are being truthful. You came and asked us for an answer and we gave it to you. Would you rather that we lie to you?
If you knew the minting process and understood how coins are made you would know that what you see on your coin is not possible to occur when it is minted.
We would love to hear your 5 theories.
We're pretty sure your 5 examples are also post mint damage too.
Remember coins are made on an assembly line at thousands per minute ... So there should be many of the exact same copy.
close enough? This is just about the exact opposite and it's a 1972...mine is 1982
Also PMD - Post Mint Damage.. Something struck it after it left the Mint. Or a drill bit was used on it.
Not even close to the same type of damage.
You really don't need to do that. They are not any kind if mint errors. We are truly being honest with you. There is no reason to lie or deceive you!
- Mr. Ed
Specializing in collecting Mint Errors since 1986.
Now if you could only use this same rationality with your 2 damaged and man made coins we could all get along. Hey, at least you got this one right.
If the US mint had created a set of dies with only a portion of the Lincoln Memorial showing then many thousands of them would have been produced and they would have been a recognized error/variety long before now..... Also take into account that copper is a very soft metal and lends itself to being modified by frustrated artisans with too much time on their hands. They show up on these pages frequently.
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