Wierd penny

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  1. Mark1971

    Mark1971 Member

    What happened to this penny?
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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    That is a Die Break mint error.
    The Die that was used to strike the Blank had that area break off.
    Did you find it? It's called a CUD.
    Nice finds!

    Check out this website - http://cuds-on-coins.com
     
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  4. ken454

    ken454 Well-Known Member

    nice find,, looks like no date #20....
     
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  5. Mark1971

    Mark1971 Member

    Yes, I found it in the Need a penny Take a penny cup at a convenience store.
     
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  6. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    very nice "Cud". a keeper.
     
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  7. Mark1971

    Mark1971 Member

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  8. bsting

    bsting Never enough coins.lol

    Nice! I always glance in there to see if there is a gem waiting to be snatched up.lol
     
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  9. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Nice CUD as everyone has said.
    Here is the no date Cuds on file.
    See if you can match it up.
    It looks like a Zinc cent (REV steps and pillars)
    http://cuds-on-coins.com/lincoln-cent-cuds-no-date/
    If you don't find an exact match it could be a later or earlier die state.
    @paddyman98 does it look zinc to you?
     
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  11. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    I didn't see that. @ken454 #20 is copper. I believe the (ZN) refers to it being zinc.
    #22 looks like it could be it also. But if we look at the area opposite cud (rev) it looks more like #20. I am just wondering if that is actually used in the diagnosis.
    I am thinking a different die state than what is shown on Cuds on Coins.
    Clearer photos would help.
    @mikediamond
    @Conder101
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2019
  12. ken454

    ken454 Well-Known Member

    yea reason i thought #20 is the reverse on OP's coin matches it better than #22
     
  13. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

    Looks like it is copper, despite what looks like zinc on the reverse. I believe the date is 1981.
     
  14. Mark1971

    Mark1971 Member

    Here are some more pics:
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  15. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

    Last edited: Jan 20, 2019
  16. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    It's that and what looks like zinc also on the reverse.
    It is best if you attach the photos like you originally did,
    Make them clear (stabilize your camera)
    Crop out everything but the coin
    and post in full size, (not thumbs)
     
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  17. Southernman189

    Southernman189 Active Member

    A cud is part of the die (making the coin) has broken away leaving the "blob" look at the rim area of a coin. Really nice find fella, you are very lucky.
     
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  18. Mark1971

    Mark1971 Member

    I only have a scale accurate to whole grams. I weighed this coin and 9 other zinc ones and all weighed 2. Weighed 10 copper pennies and all weighed 3.
    Here are some full size cropped pics, best I can do at the moment:
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  19. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Definitely a Zinc.
    Cool find Mark!
     
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  20. Mark1971

    Mark1971 Member

    That’s weird, I spelled weird wrong...oh well.
     
  21. Mark1971

    Mark1971 Member

    Thanks for your help, P&G, and the others who replied.
     
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