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1915 Penny - ghosting  

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 Posted 03/01/2012  3:35 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Anaximander to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Today I picked up this 1915 penny, because it clearly shows a common fault. The "halo" around Britannia is in fact the image of the king's head showing through from the other side. The photo does not show it, but part of Britannia is recessed around the left side of her waist. I read that this happened because the design of the head consumed so much metal from the flan it affected the strike.

Anyone got any photos of other interesting faults?

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 Posted 03/01/2012  5:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Apollo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Nice coin of my dad's .I thought it was overstruck at first.
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 Posted 03/01/2012  5:06 pm  Show Profile Check trout1105's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add trout1105 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
this is very common on Aussie pennies as well
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