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1996 Penny With Multiple Cloth Etching?

 
 
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 Posted 10/09/2018  3:33 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add theking13 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I've seen cloth marks on a coin, but this one has quite a few.
If it's cloth marks, would this be a coin to hold on to?

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 Posted 10/09/2018  3:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Crazyb0 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Cloth? Not quite. On stinkin zinkins these can be one of two things, a linear plating bubble, trapped gasses eroding under the copper layer or as you have here, "feeder finger damage" The mechanism that puts the coin into the chamber was out of sync and scraped across the die face creating those straight line gouges. It is a "mint error", but as has been said before, "Don't quit yer day job"! Ya haven't won the coin lotto with that one.

Save it as an example now you know what it is.
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10/09/2018 3:43 pm
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 Posted 10/09/2018  3:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add theking13 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very cool! Thanks for the information; I really didn't think it would be an error.
I'll put it away with the other Stinkin Zinkins -(never heard this term before) Lol

Thanks again for the education :)
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 Posted 10/09/2018  3:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Crazyb) nailed it.
Feeder finger damage.
Here is a photo of another 1996 CENT with the samefeeder finger damage.
Note marks are in the same area as on your coin.
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10/09/2018 3:53 pm
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 Posted 10/09/2018  4:23 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
Nice find theking13! That's a good example of Feeder Finger Damage. I would keep it. http://www.error-ref.com/die-scrapes/
Errers and Varietys.

More information about Die Deterioration? http://goccf.com/t/317950

Retired U.S. Mint Coin Die Set information. http://goccf.com/t/302961
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 Posted 10/10/2018  09:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add theking13 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
JimmyD - that's crazy that your coin matches with mine; they are like brothers!

Errers and Varietys - thanks for the link and the congrats with the find!
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 Posted 10/10/2018  10:38 am  Show Profile   Check CoinCollector2000's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add CoinCollector2000 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yep, certainly feeder finger damage, not worth a premium. I don't think I know what you mean by cloth marks, maybe struck-through cloth, but that has an extremely different look to it.
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 Posted 10/10/2018  11:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
By cloth marks I believe he is talking about the linear plating bubbles that are running perpendicular tot he feed finger damage. Creates a "criss croos effect that looks a little like cloth weave.
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 Posted 10/11/2018  11:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add josephm99 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
theking13- Now that you mention that the coins look exactly the same, it very well could be from the same die.
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