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1917 wheat penny. Is this an error?

 
 
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 Posted 08/20/2018  10:07 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Marine1999 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I know about the double die error but this has me wondering. This penny appears to have the letter "E" to the upper right of 1917 and also appears to have a 6 or 9 underneath Lincoln's lower left side.

I've included images. Any input would be greatly appreciated or maybe I'm just seeing things.

Thanks




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 Posted 08/20/2018  10:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverDollar2017 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just some post mint damage ( PMD) in the shape of letters and numbers. Not an error.

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 Posted 08/20/2018  10:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add stoneman227 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Always try to include a pic of the entire obverse and reverse of your coin. There may be clues to things you may not have considered
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 Posted 08/20/2018  12:28 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! That's circulation damage that you're seeing under the date, not an error
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 Posted 08/20/2018  12:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Marine1999 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I am new to coin collecting so thanks for your input. I'm just curious how PMD causes perfectly shaped letters to appear on coins besides someone intentionally putting it there. How does PMD cause a perfectly raised shaped letter "E" to appear on a coin's surface? The "E" is faded so I'm not sure if my photo is doing it justice. It's right above the date, right center of photo. It looks like the sort of "E font you'd see on a dime.

Does anyone have pics of any other examples of this sort of PMD occurring?

I watched a bunch of vids on PMD from avid coin collectors so I thought I had a grasp but now I feel like I don't know...lol.

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 Posted 08/20/2018  1:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Chase007 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to the forum.

If it was a dropped letter we would have been able to see it too. You are fixed on seeing what your mind has set on already.
As SilverDollar mentioned it is damage to the coin surface due to wear and tear and not an error.
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 Posted 08/20/2018  2:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good question, keep looking!



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 Posted 08/20/2018  3:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Marine1999- Just a tip
When wondering if a coin is an error or not, ask yourself how
this could have happened at the mint.
There are only certain things that can happen during the striking of a coin
when you have a blank planchet being struck between the anvil and hammer die.
Anything else is PMD no matter how it happened.
Change is inevitable except from a vending machine.
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 Posted 08/21/2018  4:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Incuse marks on a coin is common circulation damage. If it were on the hub, then it would be raised upwards like the date or other devices on the coin. If it is level with the field, then it is not a hub issue, but a contact mark.
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