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 Posted 07/28/2018  11:32 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add ESP11 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message




Hi,
I bought this years ago from someone who just had a huge vat of random coins. I don't know if this is something that happened during minting or later. I've never seen another one like it. Any thoughts? Thanks!
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 Posted 07/28/2018  2:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF. Not a mint error. Post strike damage of some sort.
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 Posted 07/28/2018  3:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No way it left the Mint that way so not an error.

Also to the CCF.
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 Posted 07/28/2018  3:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jimbucks to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 07/28/2018  3:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
OK, so it's clearly PMD, but what's actually happened here? What is that mess?



to the CCF!
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 Posted 07/28/2018  4:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dave700x to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't know what happened but whatever it was it happened after it left the mint.

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 Posted 07/29/2018  11:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ESP11 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I wish I knew what it was! It is a mess, isn't it? It looks like the same material as the coin so I have no idea. I'm probably going to take it over to my local coin shop and see what he has to say.
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 Posted 07/29/2018  12:49 pm  Show Profile   Check 52Raymo's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 52Raymo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like someone tried to plug a holed coin and became frustrated with his efforts and proceeded to destroy it.
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 Posted 07/29/2018  3:19 pm  Show Profile   Check Errers and Varietys's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Errers and Varietys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To CCF! Unfortunately, it's just Post Strike Damage (it happened after it left the U.S. Mint, so it's not an error coin). It's a heavily damaged coin. It's now considered a cull coin, and has lost pretty much all of its value, except for melt value.
More information about Die Deterioration? http://goccf.com/t/317950
Retired U.S. Mint Coin Die Set information. http://goccf.com/t/302961
1973 D Lincoln Memorial cent With Recurring Die Subsidence Error Information. http://goccf.com/t/304624
Machine Doubling tutorial. http://goccf.com/t/332421
Die states progression on coins. Scroll down, so you can see the different die state progressions. http://goccf.com/t/325638
Die Deterioration Doubling Tutorial. http://goccf.com/t/336470
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 Posted 07/30/2018  12:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ESP11 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks everyone, this forum is so friendly! II have been collecting coins since I was a kid and certainly have some more questions! No more weird globs though. Which is good I guess.
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