I bought a random jewelry box of stuff at an estate auction on a whim - it had some odd looking things in it - this penny was in a plastic and cardboard case in a hidden hollow bottom. From the case it was in, I suspect that the previous owner thought it was worth something. It looks like it wasn't minted properly and is offset - the dates and wording looks like it was doubled up or minted over itself? Does anyone know anything about this type of coin?
Hm nice, I thought it was hidden away for SOME reason lol....How do I know if it's a true off center double die? It looks like it's not only off-center but the whole thing didn't stamp properly...when I search online, any of the others I can find are just slightly off...this one looks really off...wonder if that makes it even more rare?
Oh man, that's too bad...was getting excited lol...thanks for curbing my enthusiasm :) will take it in to get checked out out of an abundance of caution anyway, but if you've seen these ones before, hopes are low...I couldn't find any reproduction ones that were this far off but I haven't looked for long...thx for the comments everyone
Yup, it's a counterfeit coin. You can find lots of these for sale on Etsy. I just checked and you can buy one on sale for $8.99. Etsy seems like a place for fake coins. You can get many dates, denominations and error types for $10 to $20 each.
"Shine, shine, a Roosevelt dime All the way to Baltimore and running out of time" - Tom Waits 'Clap Hands'