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 Posted 02/07/2023  03:33 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Jeanine DeJesus to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello,

I am still learning. All the help and feedback appreciated. Can you confirm that there are errors on this coin? I see an error with the 8 and his hair at the top and not sure about what's going on in between we and trust.

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 Posted 02/07/2023  03:45 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Clear closeup photos would help us tremendously. From what I can see, the 8 in the date looks to be a plating blister, which will soon (if not already) expose the grey zinc core metal which will soon led to zinc rot which will eventually eat your entire coin. Lots of these show up nearly everyday. It's damage; spend it while you can and keep searching!
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 Posted 02/07/2023  03:51 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jeanine DeJesus to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Lol. Thank you so much for your feedback. Can you recommend a good site for me to learn more about coins?
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 Posted 02/07/2023  03:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Your on it
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( I'm no pro, it's just my humble opinion )
Searched 6.5 +/- Million Cents Since 1971
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 Posted 02/07/2023  04:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The best site to learn about coins is THIS CCF site! Read and learn the glossary and search on specific coins/terms in the search box in the upper left of every page here. And don't be afraid to say questions in the proper sections. Sites to avoid, in my opinion are U-Tube videos. You're here now and are most welcome!
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 Posted 02/07/2023  09:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oddguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I wasted a couple years at other sites only to be misled. Since I have been here, I have learned a lot and people here are nice and helpful. Trust what you see at this site, there are experts to guide you in the right direction on collecting coins.
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 Posted 02/07/2023  11:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Damage is a vague term. Damage to the coin is not a mint error. Split plating is not a premium for a coin. Mostly what you are seeing is damage and split plating rot. The line behind the motto (the top letters of the obverse) are showing Ridge Ring. This is Die Deterioration. Not an error either. Just a tired aging die, that is no where reaching retirement yet.
1. Split plating zinc rot on the mintmark and the '8' on the date.
2. Ridge Ring on the motto area.
3. Stain on the coin from possible contact with soda in a cup holder.
None of these are errors. They are just what happened after the coin was struck. Just a vague term used that often new collectors use, when they are just learning. Learn what has a premium for a coin, then you will know more about what to look for on collectable coins. Study the sites that list Doubled dies, RPMs (Re-Punched-Mintmarks). These are die varieties, not errors.
https://www.coppercoins.com/
http://www.varietyvista.com/index.htm
http://www.doubleddie.com/1801.html
These will show you the listing of die varieties. Also it will show descriptions of that makes it a die variety.
Error coins are a different ball game. These are mint errors. More of One time event that involves something the mint did that happened usually just once.
Die events are not mint errors. Die events are like wrinkles on a Senior person. Events that happen during the life of the die. These are common events, and usually don't have a premium for these.
Striking events can be also one time events and have a premium. But other things like Machine Doubling and other common events won't have a premium for them. To learn more about Mint errors You can Study this site:
https://www.error-ref.com/
This is like the college of error coins. So it take a lot of patience to learn all this information. Just like school, it takes time to learn. And always remember, you will never know it all. It still is teaching me new stuff all the time. New events happen that add more information on what you didn't know about.

So learning more on a subject helps train your eyes as to what to look for and when you see something, know what you found. Even common events that have no premium is helpful. Why, because then you can move on to the next coin, know what happened to the one you had in your hand. On the top of the page of the forums, there is a section that will help with the process:

Look for this link and start with the last pages first as it will be easier to understand. (As I add to information, I get better at explaining the subjects) Always learning, and adding new stuff even daily. That is how you train your eyes.

CoopHome: What are some methods of learning how to grow in knowledge of coins? looking for information that will help you to learn more on a subject. if you were traveling, what do you do first. you check out a map to see where you are going and how to get there. but suppose you decided to for get looking at a map and decide to go it on your own. where would you end up? you would have to check a map to see how to get back home. so know where your going first. (if you really want to get to where you are going.)
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Some have asked about my images I use and I'm glad to say, you can now you can see the DVD in sections on youtube:
1. Intro, older coins, toned coins 2. Doubled dies 3. Die events, One of a kind errors 4. So called errors, Coin information 5. Coin information Types and Varieties, Overlays
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 Posted 02/08/2023  11:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jeanine DeJesus to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
OMG! You guys or ladies are the greatest. I have been all over the web and indeed there is so much conflicting information that my head was spinning. I do trust this site. You are honest and straight to the point. I appreciate at you all. Please ve patient with me. I am trying. Now that I know where I can learn the correct info.
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