What's this "indent" on my steel cent

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Jeepfreak81, May 10, 2018.

  1. Jeepfreak81

    Jeepfreak81 Active Member

    Evening all! I picked up a 3 piece set of uncirculated 1943 Steel cents. One of them has a weird indent or void on the reverse near the bottom of the coin. I apologize in advance for the pictures, I took them through the packaging they are in so they aren't great but I think you'll be able to see what I'm talking about. Is this something common with these steel cents? I've never had any before so got me curious. What caused it? Was it just the nature of the reprocessed steel? Or did something happen during the minting process or plating process. 1943-DSteelCentObverse.jpg 1943-DSteelCentReverse.jpg 1943-DSteelCentReverseIndent.jpg
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  3. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    I wish I could see it better, but my initial impression was that of a reprocessed strike through.
  4. Jeepfreak81

    Jeepfreak81 Active Member

    I'll have to try and get a better picture tonight, I was trying something new with my camera and the packaging makes it hard. I just hate to break them out of the package. I'm curious about it though.
  5. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    Exactly what is the packaging? commercial, personal, etc. Any printing on the packaging?
  6. Jeepfreak81

    Jeepfreak81 Active Member

    It's "commercial" packaging, has all 3 steel cents in it with some info about why they were made etc. etc. It's hard thin plastic. Easy enough to open, just makes a nice little display as it is that's all, and opening it would ruin the packaging/display
  7. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    My guess is that getting more light upon the surfaces would make the difference, but I understand this is sometimes easier said than done.
  8. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Have these been replated?
    If yes, the indent won't matter.
  9. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Those packaged steel cent displays are almost always reprocessed. I have several of them. I still love em..... I would bet that cent was struck somehow prior to being reprocessed.
  10. Jeepfreak81

    Jeepfreak81 Active Member

    Ok I got another picture that I hope show this better. I actually took this with my cell phone and held the coin package at slightly different angles. Anyway, check it out


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  11. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    It still looks reprocessed to me.
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  12. NLL

    NLL Well-Known Member

    I agree. A non reprocessed cent would not look that glossy.
  13. SilverDollar2017

    SilverDollar2017 Morgan dollars

    Does it have reflective fields? If so, it’s been reprocessed and the indent doesn’t matter.
  14. Blissskr

    Blissskr Well-Known Member

    Plating defect, as others have stated those are reprocessed cents and not original.
  15. Jeepfreak81

    Jeepfreak81 Active Member

    Ok, cool. I wasn't thinking it was valuable or anything, just curious what caused it. Thanks guys!
  16. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Are you members testing color blind ppeople today
  17. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Oh i like that one
  18. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Now i can see that picture.
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