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US Penny Coin Error Layer Torn Off The Top

 
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 Posted 07/07/2019  9:20 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add CreateAnAccount to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I came across this very strange penny. From both sides it looks like a top layer was torn off.
The weight is 2.5 grams so none of the metal (copper, etc) seems that is missing.

I've never seen an error like this before.

I can't make out the year or mint.

Is this something of potential value?

Thanks








Heres some more pics. I was thinking about some of the comments that it could be something from a commercial dryer, It tumbled many many times causing it to balloon up, then it popped on both sides causing the torn effect. torn means that some part of it was removed. So how can it still weigh the correct amount of a penny?

the edges dont look like it was fabricated, but hey thats why I'm here. Most have probably seen almost everything and anything.




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 Posted 07/07/2019  9:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add levelsofmadnes to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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Your pictures/videos did not post correctly.
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cant get the video to work so here are some pics
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Dang I know I am new at identifying errors and varieties... but I am dumbfounded

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 Posted 07/08/2019  01:49 am  Show Profile   Check Redifin's eBay Listings Check Redifin's eCrater Listings Bookmark this reply Add Redifin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Woah, doesn't look like glue. Doesn't look like PSD. It's either altered or legit....yea, I'm waiting for the experts too.



EDIT: could you post more photos and in different angles and lighting? I'm wondering...how big is it? Do you have a scale?
1. I'm no expert but I'll give my two cents.

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to CCF. First thought is a major " dryer coin". I doubt it is a mint error.PMD of some kind.
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@CAA, first welcome to CCF. Second, that is not the typical coin that we see posted here. Can you please add a pic of the edge of this coin to this thread? Thx.
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 Posted 07/08/2019  08:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Petespockets55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
And please add the weight in grams. Thanks
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 Posted 07/08/2019  08:46 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'd like to hear coop's opinion.



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1. I'm no expert but I'll give my two cents.

2.My favorite coin so far: 1913 Buffalo nickel matte proof type II reverse
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Wild guess, maybe a rock tumbler
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Without a doubt it's a commercial dryer coin. It stayed in a lot longer than most
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 Posted 07/08/2019  1:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree. It probably spent a long time in the commercial dryer.

But it is a copper cent. (Melt Value)
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Well beyond my knowledge level. I've never seen a dryer coin look like this. anywho, good luck.
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