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 Posted 10/12/2017  4:15 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add dave5mox to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
1947 (Philadelphia mint) USA Wheat penny Coin Error;

The '1' in '1947' is almost missing. It is there but very hard to see. Using a magnifying glass does reveal an outline of the '1'
On the reverse there appears that during the pressing of the coin extra copper got 'pressed' onto the 'N' and 'E'

I have found not mention of any errors for this coin.
Please inform me if this is a rare error coin.

I would like the know the value of it.
It does not appear that it has been forged or altered.
It has to be almost 'one of a kind'.
How could I get it sold for top price?


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The missing "1" is from a grease-filled die and is fairly common among Lincoln cents, adding little value. The reverse damage seems to the result of the obverse being struck by some sort of blunt object.



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If the picture of the obverse was as clear as the reverse, it would have been much easier to see what has happened to the 1 of date, however there are Two possibilities: either a hit that has taken the 1 out considering there is a severe damage on the reverse, or it's a struck thru. filled die or defected die.
Whatever the cause may be your coin does not carry any premium other than the face value.
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One way or another, it's a damaged coin and basically worth one cent.
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Thank you Coinfrog and Chase007!

I go with grease error.

more photos:

This one through a magnifying glass.



Well, I guess someone would pay a penny for it.
Since it is damaged, it has only face value.
Burst my bubble of a multi-million auction.
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Hey, we've all been there!
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It's a wheat. I would still keep it.
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to CCF. I think it is damaged not a grease filled die. I can see the 1 and it is damaged.
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