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Small 2 In 1992 Penny Is This A Thing?

 
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It's not a thing. The only "thing" for that coin is whether it is a Wide AM or Close AM. Yours appears to be a Wide AM and is normal.
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Nope. You have a normal coin.
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just wondering what might make this a thing? looking at PCGS coins, a regular 2 is spaced closer to the 9. I'm sitting here looking my "small 2" 1992-P and none of my other 92's look remotely close.
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just wondering what might make this a thing? looking at PCGS coins, a regular 2 is spaced closer to the 9. I'm sitting here looking my "small 2" 1992-P and none of my other 92's look remotely close.

Concerning the 1992 Lincoln Cent, there is no such thing as a "regular 2 or a small 2". Not sure where you read this or exactly what you are referring to.
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Well there is a reason why it is smaller. The die was over polshed removing part of the fields. When this happens:

The fields will be reduced, making the devices appear smaller on the coins struck with the die. This is a common event. This happens when they try rescue the die. There are a number of reasons why they do this:
#1. Die clash events to remove clash marks from the die. (Just a die event that happened to the die, so it can continue to be used)
#2. Feeder finger damage from the fingers that get struck during a strike. This damages the dies and they need a deep polishing to remove the damage.
Mild damage:



Stronger damage:


The result:

Removal of nose area.




# 3 Also die dents on the edges of the will damage each other if not handled properly:


When they are polished off with a deep polishing, then the devices become smaller:

#4 Ridge ring removal:



I feel #4 describes the way/reason that that the die was polished that altered the '2' on your coin. So while there answer is correct, they look at your post count and figured that a simple answer was the easy way out. But a season collector would be helped with a longer explanation. That is what your answer is. The die polished and reduced the size of the devices. No premium for this. Now that you know the reasons, you can move on to the next coin. When you see another one, then you will know what it is. Then go on to the next coin. Not a mint error, not a variety, it is just a die event.

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Well I think that this is a normal looking date - especially the 2
I went looking for other 1992-D cent coins on ebay for comparison.
eBay item number:133880162528

eBay item number:124994718669

I could go and keep finding more that look exactly like the OP's coin, but I don't want to overwhelm the topic with images that look just like the one presented.
The only major difference I see between the OP's coin and the ones I'm posting is that the eBay ones are cleaner and in more pristine condition, not toned, stained and mottled looking. the die may have been a partial filled die, or a over polish job around the 2
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