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1978 Penny Error? Is This Some Type Of Strike Error?

 
 
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 Posted 04/12/2016  1:32 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add BoojiBoyTravis to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Ok, so I was looking in a change bag, which mainly had 1943 Steel Wheat Pennies. I found a couple of 95% copper pennies, a 1978 and a 1980.

The 1978 is a very shiny one, much like what a 2015 penny would be! However, a look at this coin raised my eyebrows.



On the left side of the obverse, there is some kind of gap, somewhat like the intended target was on the right hand of that gap. The reverse does not have this.



Is this some type of error, and if it is, what kind of error? If it is not an error, what do you think happened? Nevertheless a nice coin from 1978 that is pretty shiny!
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04/12/2016 1:34 pm
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 Posted 04/12/2016  1:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF. It is a very,very minor MAD...misaligned die. No added value.
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 Posted 04/12/2016  1:36 pm  Show Profile   Check Dave42's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Dave42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like a very slightly misaligned die error (MAD). It is too slight to have any premium. Basically the die needs to be misaligned far enough for design elements to be cut off for it to have any value.

John1 just beat me to it!
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 Posted 04/12/2016  1:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add BoojiBoyTravis to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well that is cool! Thanks for your answer! How much value do you think it would be? I just want to know if it's at least more than face value
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 Posted 04/12/2016  2:00 pm  Show Profile   Check CoinCollector2000's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add CoinCollector2000 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree, very minor MAD. No added value whatsoever. You find these a lot.
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 Posted 05/25/2016  11:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 450driver to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
New to posting on forums and even newer to coin collecting, but I ran across this and could not find any info on the web. Any thoughts on the missing 'In god we trust'? -thanks

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 Posted 05/26/2016  12:40 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That is a struck through grease error. The die had a fill of grease on those devices. They get more interesting when 90% or more of the devices are blocked.


They get more attention with the more they show the grease blockage in a higher percentage.
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 Posted 05/26/2016  09:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Halo1st to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
459driver, with the struck through grease appearance for the obverse pic. Was curious if the reverse is normal or if it has any weakness? Thanks, Doug.
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 Posted 05/26/2016  10:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add albertharris to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Missing lettering is kinda "neat." Keep fingers off your coin, fingerprints

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 Posted 04/04/2019  12:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Willdo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
So this coin isn't worth anything with no MM
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 Posted 04/04/2019  1:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF Willdo.

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So this coin isn't worth anything with no MM

Why would it be?
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Albert: I would like to see the reverse also on your coin if you read this later on. (The thread is 3 years old) But it maybe a tapered planchet issue on your coin.
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Jefferson nickel doubled dies Wexler/Rebar complete listings

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