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 Posted 04/14/2018  9:31 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add navsup to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I'm a sort of born again coin collector. I used to collect about 40 years ago, but stopped and recently have returned to the fold. Hunting some rolls and I CAM across this 1946 with some issues with Liberty. The L and I are hardly visible, the B can't be seen and it looks like an I next to the E where the B should be, any help would be appreciated. As the coin has it's fair share of nicks and dings I am assuming it's post damage, thanks.

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@navsup, welcome back to coin collecting, and more specifically to CCF. Looks like you are having trouble uploading your pics. Here is a link to the tutorial:

https://www.coincommunity.com/forum...g-images.asp


Added: ok yes that is much better now--very nice job with your first pics posted! These are definitely above average.

You are correct that your coin has taken a hit which has mostly removed the I and B, but left a slightly slanted remnant of that metal next to the E.
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Thanks for the help! I think I have it sorted now, I'll look over the tutorial before my next post!
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 Posted 04/14/2018  9:59 pm  Show Profile   Check Errors and Varietys's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Errors and Varietys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To CCF! It's indeed Post Mint Damage, but I'm glad you knew. Keep it anyway, since it's a Wheat cent. Good job! A+!
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 Posted 04/14/2018  10:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add navsup to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the help, I've visited this forum several times and have learned a lot. I'm remembering the fun I had with the hobby. Now its even better with all this knowledge that's at my finger tips. This is fun, especially since I've introduced my 7 year old daughter to coin collecting, that really turns the fun up a notch or two!! Thanks a million!!
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 Posted 04/14/2018  11:18 pm  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF! I agree that it is damage. Most likely it was done by a counting/sorting machine of some sort. You will notice that the pushed over metal of what used to be the B is now parallel to the rim. I have some similar pics I'll try to locate.

Okay, these show similar damage as yours, just on the date:




See here:

http://goccf.com/t/291461
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Most often when looking at dates on coins, pre 1965 cents were often used in gumball machines years ago. You put the coin in them and the machine would move the coin to engage a part in side of the machine that gave you the product. (sometimes peanuts we also used) This could and did alter coins put into the machines. Usually on the outside edges of the machine moving the metal parallel to the rim like the other coins shown before. What did these machines look like?

These are just damaged coin pretty much just worth face value. (copper melt) Welcome back to the fold. Soon you will be coin-addicted again.
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Spruett101 - that looks like it, I didn't notice how parallel to the edge the remainder of the B was until you pointed it out. Looks just like the examples you posted. Coop posted the idea of the gumball machines damaging pennies as well. I found another that I'm pretty sure was eaten by the gumball machine. Almost looks like gear marks across the obverse. Is it pretty safe to assume that with the older pennies, the mint errors have been found over the years and the majority, if not all, of new finds are PMD, and not minting issues? BTW, thanks for all the warm wishes and help, the coin bug has bitten me hard again!

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 Posted 04/16/2018  5:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
actually the mark across the surface of the coin is a different issue. It is a planchet issue. The metal on the coin is starting to separate. That is called a lamination error. It has nothing to do the with damage that happened after the strike. The lamination is an error. The damage happened during circulation.
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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
Jefferson nickel doubled dies Wexler/Rebar complete listings

trail dies:http://www.traildies.com/
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Thanks for the info, now I have my first true error coin. Still have tons to learn!
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