What's going on here

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by HobbySpoils, Nov 30, 2020.

  1. HobbySpoils

    HobbySpoils Member

    Looks to be a 1835 under this 1995 d ?
    Sorry about the pore lighting and my ignorance I'll learn

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  3. DarkRage666

    DarkRage666 Procrastinator

    I don't see a single thing...

    It wouldn't even be possible for that date to be on there anyways
  4. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

  5. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else

    Ask yourself how could that be possible? And 1835 were Liberty/Matron head large cents if I recall
  6. Bradley Trotter

    Bradley Trotter Well-Known Member

  7. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    Pareidolia my friend .
  8. HobbySpoils

    HobbySpoils Member

    There's something there looks like it said 1835 lol
  9. Silverpop

    Silverpop Well-Known Member

    there is nothing under the date all you got is a common everyday penny nothing more
  10. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    While it may appear to be something under the date it cannot be 1835 because it can't occur in the minting or die making process. The mint does not stamp the date into each individual die. All working dies are made from working hubs, which already include the date. While you think you see a date, it really isn't one.

    Your coin is a struck on a zinc planchet with copper plating approx. 8 microns (0.0003 inches) thick. Defects like plating blisters/bubbles and zinc rot (corrosion) is common. Also, copper is a very reactive metal and subject to staining and tarnish.

    That's why members can say unequivocally, that you're seeing stray marks and/or damage. Nothing more.

    Edit to add: I missed the LOL on your last post. Sounds like you figured it out
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  11. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Or maybe Apophenia? :hilarious:
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  12. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else

    Wow, great word
    Apophenia is the tendency to perceive meaningful connections between unrelated things. The term was coined by psychiatrist Klaus Conrad in his 1958 publication on the beginning stages of schizophrenia. He defined it as "unmotivated seeing of connections [accompanied by] a specific feeling of abnormal meaningfulness".
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  13. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    So, maybe we should call the person with this problem a pareidoliopheniac !:wacky:
  14. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else

    For a made up word, that's excellent
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  15. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Humans have a tendency to need to view familiar objects correctly orientated, so viewing your photos just add to pareidolia.
  16. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    That is absolutely impossible.
  17. Gary L Bostic

    Gary L Bostic New Member

    I dont see anything,and it is impossible
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