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 Posted 05/24/2019  2:11 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Cavemanrich to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I found this 1978 penny that I cant make sense of. It is kind of funny. Well you tell me. I'm new to the coin collecting world. I dont know if this some kind misstrike or what? But I assume it is from the mint since the D is crooked. I would appreciate and information of the cause and if it has a greater value.



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 Posted 05/24/2019  2:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF. What does the reverse look like?
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 Posted 05/24/2019  2:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Can't make out much of anything for sure in these pics.



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Clear pictures please!
As an example:

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I hope these images are an improvement. Thanks again eveverybody
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 Posted 05/24/2019  4:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Biedercoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Almost looks like a counterstamp but I can't make out an image. Regardless, I'd say post strike damage.
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Weight? Looks like some kind of PMD. Maybe thick acid of some kind? Need much better pics and the weight would help also.
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Need much better pics and the weight would help also.


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 Posted 05/24/2019  7:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@CMR, your second set of pics is very good, but a close up of one of the affected areas would be useful as noted above. Fundamentally, one thing that we are trying to understand is whether the coin has some weird surface staining, or as it kinda looks like, the field of the coin is no longer flat. Those kinda look like contour lines on a topographic map, which is very odd.
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Maybe an epoxy or a resin or glue on the coin?
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To CCF! Definitely Post Strike Damage ( PSD). Probably some type of residue, maybe glue?
More information about Die Deterioration? http://goccf.com/t/317950
Retired U.S. Mint Coin Die Set information. http://goccf.com/t/302961
1973 D Lincoln Memorial cent With Recurring Die Subsidence Error Information. http://goccf.com/t/304624
Machine Doubling tutorial. http://goccf.com/t/332421
Die states progression on coins. Scroll down, so you can see the different die state progressions. http://goccf.com/t/325638
Die Deterioration Doubling Tutorial. http://goccf.com/t/336470
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Do these imaged help
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Fundamentally, one thing that we are trying to understand is whether the coin has some weird surface staining, or as it kinda looks like, the field of the coin is no longer flat.


Yes those pictures are even better @CMR, but could you please comment as to the surface condition too?
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