Was up ALL NIGHT searching for examples. A 1916 coin was mentioned buy no photos. I also read it is possible to find the initials on coins dating up 1917 because they refused the dies. I'm still looking for photos as reference. No luck yet.
When the initials on 1909 wheat penny was removed, is it true they immediately tried to file off the letters from the working die using crude tools? If so, the pennies struck using the die with the filed off letters is an error and/or rare?
This was a Christmas gift. It's a 2022 Lincoln Shield Cent. Is this burnishing balls? If not than what? I'll appreciate any help. I'm new to this. I've collected wheat pennies all my life but only recently looked closer at them and am now discovering a whole new world of coin collecting. I just don't know what to call this.
I started collecting wheat pennies with my dad. Spot a wheat penny and through it in a jar at home. Never taking a closer look. I was satisfied with my lil'collection. I really started paying more attention to my coins after my dad passed. All of a sudden me and my mom started finding dimes EVERYWHERE! Not pennies. Not nickels. Not quarters. Dimes everywhere! That's what got me here. I started looking closer at what I had. Trying to learn as much as I can. Hoping some of y'all could help me out and tell me what's going on with a few of my coins.