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19? 1961? 1981? penny ..... wondering about the wording on this coin.  
 

 
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 Posted 07/09/2018  5:54 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Deb1970 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
hi,
found this coin.... the word LIBERTY the L is smashed up against the rim of the coin to where it looks like it is not there. the rim of the coin still looks good could that be an error on the coin?


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 Posted 07/09/2018  6:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add antmark3d to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I see a lot of this kind in 1960's. I would say its normal, but experts should chime in.
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 Posted 07/09/2018  6:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinCents to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yep, that is the design for it.
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 Posted 07/09/2018  6:31 pm  Show Profile   Check Crazyb0's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Crazyb0 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is a common event related to die deterioration. It is called metal flow, which moves the metal of the die outwards. The dies are then trimmed down because they no longer fit the holders, hence this are disappears when the redo the rim off set.



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 Posted 07/09/2018  9:23 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
Crazyb0 is correct. It's Die Deterioration that caused the devices to move over, because of die flow.
Errors and Varietys.
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