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1996 Lincoln Cent Upside-down A error?  
 

 
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 Posted 08/08/2018  1:34 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add jenedws to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi everyone. This is my first time posting and I hope my photos show up okay. I found this 1996 penny in a coin roll. The obverse has an upside-down letter A over the date. What kind of error would this be? Thanks


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To CCF! This is unfortunately not an error coin. It's Post Strike Damage (it happened after it left the U.S. Mint). It's a Squeeze Job. Someone placed another cent on top of it, and smacked it very hard with a hammer, causing the letters to get transferred over. It's unfortunately worth face value, because it's only a damaged coin. It was altered. http://www.error-ref.com/squeeze-jo...-garage-job/
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Ah... Thank you!
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You're very welcome and no problem! If you keep hunting, you'll find an error coin eventually.
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