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1998 Penny Possible Error -Sideways Eight?

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 Posted 10/22/2019  09:08 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Coin89 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi Everyone,

I am new to the error coin community. I found a 1998 penny that looks like it has a misprinted eight. Can you please advise if this is a printing error or damaged coin?

Thanks in advance!

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10/22/2019 09:14 am
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 Posted 10/22/2019  09:27 am  Show Profile   Check Yokozuna's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Yokozuna to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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I'm an error collector too!

It's zinc rot. It happens to the copper platted Lincoln cent coins. Something exposed the zinc in the area of the last digit of the date. Maybe it was a split platting issue or just damage from circulation. When that happens the zinc core of the coin can start to corrode.

It's PSD or Post Strike Damage. Just a 1.
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 Posted 10/22/2019  11:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Unfortunately, .
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