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Is This 1943 Steel Cent A Mint Error Or Damaged?

 
 
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 Posted 02/11/2019  12:36 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add fisherknot to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I just joined coin forum so this is my first post. I found this 1943 steel cent in a roll of steel cents in my inventory. I'm not sure how long I have had them or where I got them. I hope the pictures come through well enough for opinions. IS this a damaged/altered coin or possibly a mint error?


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 Posted 02/11/2019  01:09 am  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! I think the 4 in the date was Struck Through Grease I think?
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 Posted 02/11/2019  01:24 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jmkendall to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Actually.....though I'm sure some will disagree with me. This is common enough that I think it really should be classified as an error. I probably have half a dozen all missing the 4. After searching through almost a million wheat cents, this is the only date that this repeatably happens to.
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 Posted 02/11/2019  01:36 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jimbucks to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Is that remnant of a mintmark also due to being struck through grease? Or is it a grease filled die?
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The 1943 cents are notorious for having missing digits and mintmarks (full and partial) due to being struck with grease filled dies.
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 Posted 02/11/2019  08:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with jimbucks.
Struck through a grease filled die.
also looks like it may have a lamination problem.
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 Posted 02/11/2019  12:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverDollar2017 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Struck through grease on date. The area in the right obv. field is a lamination.
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The area NE of the face looks like the coin was re-processed terribly and they didn't remove the crud that was on the die before re-plating. You can see on the edge the gray color wearing off the high spot on that area. While It looks like a die crack, I've never seen one in that direction before.
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 Posted 02/11/2019  9:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fisherknot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sounds like everyone is in agreement. I found one or two same date with weak 4's but have never seen one where it was totally gone. Next question is how does a lamination error affect the value of a coin?
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