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 Posted 05/14/2019  01:13 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add 1962penny to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello everyone; recently bought this at my LCS for pretty cheap. I just want to verify that an error this dramatic can actually happen? Dont want this to be any sort of fake. I wish the date had got minted into it, but it is made of copper, so it must be 1982 or before. thanks for the input! Just looking for a second opinion.

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05/14/2019 01:14 am
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 Posted 05/14/2019  01:16 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
It's not a fake. It's real. These errors do actually happen, when the equipment starts to malfunction.
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 Posted 05/14/2019  01:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 1962penny to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
awesome to hear. any ballpark value? I know the pictures arent the best in terms of showing grade, but id put the minted part at AU; all the details are there. the rest of the planchet has some scratches and such. and I'm assuming not being able to view the date will make it less valuable..
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 Posted 05/14/2019  01:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 1962penny to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I paid $3 for it
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 Posted 05/14/2019  02:58 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's a fantastic coin and I would not have hesitated for $3!


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I'm assuming not being able to view the date will make it less valuable.


That's right.
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 Posted 05/14/2019  04:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Check eBay sold values for an idea on current values.
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 Posted 05/14/2019  08:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice example, congrats!
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 Posted 05/14/2019  09:18 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinHunter27 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice one! For $3 you did pretty good.

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 Posted 05/14/2019  09:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add levelsofmadnes to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Excellent pick up 1962penny!
Thanks for posting; nice pictures

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Love it! !
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