Words from reverse visable from front

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by jcool8859, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. jcool8859

    jcool8859 New Member

    Well Penny roll hunting I found this 1992 Lincoln cent with words from the reverse visible on the obverse side. The word of and some of the letters from the word States and some letters from the word America. Also a possible die crack along the word States. Could anybody tell me what this is if it's an error coin or not. Thank you in advance for everyone's knowledge

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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    What you are seeing is just corrosion. Your coin is just damaged.
  4. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Sorry, not seeing anything you are. Looks like an environmentally damaged reverse and a normally circulated obverse, but that's just my opinion. Maybe others have better eyes.
  5. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    Circulation wear and tear
  6. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    I'm not seeing anything like what you are describing.
  7. Newbie69

    Newbie69 Doesn't make cents!

    I've been pretty good at seeing things that aren't there in the past on a coin (lol) but not seeing it here .
  8. jcool8859

    jcool8859 New Member

    My main wonder is, on the front, I can see the letters from the back side of the coin....it would be about middle of Lincoln's body area. And right around his right arm and the edge of the coin is the word of (backwards obviously) ....maybe the picture is just not showing enough detail. But I know I can see reverse wording on the obverse......
  9. dchjr

    dchjr Well-Known Member

    I can't see it either, but if what you are seeing is "reverse wording' then it wasn't struck that way. It's probably the result of another coin being pressed into this one.
  10. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    I hate to have to say it again:

    Numismatic Pareidolia

    (one of the best, though !)
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  11. jcool8859

    jcool8859 New Member

    Ok let's go this route......if there in fact is (let's pretend there was) reverse lettering on the obverse side.....what kind of error is that considered. And would it be worth anything?
  12. dchjr

    dchjr Well-Known Member

    If there was, it could result from a few different things. Clashed dies, re-struck/ flip over, dropped letters, etc. Depending on the error and the severity of the error, yes they can be worth a premium. Here is a good link to all sorts of errors and how they occur. Study this and how coins /dies / blanks are made. It will help to weed through the items that look like an error and those that actually are.
    Good luck. :)

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  13. jcool8859

    jcool8859 New Member

    It is really really really hard to see it even when I look at it. And the words are not backwards and dented in, (if it was two coins that pressed together) it is backwards and protruding outward.....
  14. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    This is true. Alls i can see is a M. What does a m look like backwards
  15. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Backwards and protruding outward is not possible except when the lettering on a normal coin would be incuse.
  16. jcool8859

    jcool8859 New Member

    No need to be a smart ass. Wasn't there a time u first started? Or were you born with all coin knowledge? People learn by asking and debating.....that's y all of us nonperfect ppl are here.......
  17. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Oh no. Don't go there. Hey i saw a M. At that point i was the only one that saw anything. Was saying i couldn't tell if it was two coin squeezed together. You can't tell when i can only see a M. Do you get my cuteness now. Lightin up
  18. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    I had your back. Peace. Are we good
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2018
  19. jcool8859

    jcool8859 New Member

  20. jcool8859

    jcool8859 New Member

    I'm telling you the word "of" from the reverse is visible on the obverse side. But thinking about it harder, I kind of understand now what everyone was saying.......
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