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 Posted 12/07/2019  4:33 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Fender79 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message





Look at the C in cent how its struck over the top of whatever hit underneath. That's what made me look twice. I cant figure out what the image is though. Any thoughts?
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 Posted 12/07/2019  4:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add QuarterHoarder72 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Certainly odd but I think it's just PSD.
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 Posted 12/07/2019  4:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not a mint error, but rather damage. My best guess is that someone balanced this cent on a slightly proud deck screw and then hit it with a hammer. The cruciate pattern on the reverse looks to me like a Phillips Head screw head. But really, who knows exactly how it was done?
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 Posted 12/07/2019  4:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sir Derrin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
First thing I saw was a Philips head screw...
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 Posted 12/07/2019  5:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Fender79 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's a pretty good guess. Didn't think of that myself. It definitely would take some special touch to pull that off with no damage on the other side, plus the letters appear to be stamped over whatever damage/object took place. I'm going to examine it more under the scope and may post more pics of magnified images.
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 Posted 12/08/2019  01:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dennman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The obverse does show a damaged IGWT.I'll go so far as to bet a Japanese Industrial Screw was used on the reverse.That type is indicated by the dot at the top of the C.
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 Posted 12/08/2019  04:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is post mint damage, not an error coin. Value: 1 cent.
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 Posted 12/08/2019  11:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Panther to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If struck by a hammer, wouldn't the screw head be concave. That looks Convex, like the die had damage.

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 Posted 12/08/2019  2:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Fender79 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I might would agree on everyone's assessment here but someone would have to slam the jeebers out of it and only once! It's just super odd that the letters appear to be minted perfectly over the damage or else they'd be obstructed or impinged, but they aren't. I dont know. Just thought I'd share
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 Posted 12/08/2019  2:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Or sqeezed in a vise with a screw. That coin is really messed up. LOL
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 Posted 12/08/2019  2:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@fender, here is one that I just made in my basement shop using the method described above. I agree that the specific type of head used to damage your cent may be different than a plain Phillips, but in general the two look pretty close to me.







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Richard S. Cooper
Some have asked about my images I use and I'm glad to say, you can now you can see the DVD in sections on youtube:
1. Intro, older coins, toned coins 2. Doubled dies 3. Die events, One of a kind errors 4. So called errors, Coin information 5. Coin information Types and Varieties, Overlays
Jefferson nickel doubled dies Wexler/Rebar complete listings

trail dies:http://www.traildies.com/
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 Posted 12/08/2019  7:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thx @coop. I think my first CoopGraphic(TM)!

Just to be clear though, I didn't squeeze the screw head against the face of the cent. Rather I gripped the body of a screw in a vice such that only about 1/16 inch was proud, balanced the cent on top, and then covered this with a nylon strap (to decrease the damage to the cent from the hammer). Then I struck it with a hammer.
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 Posted 12/08/2019  7:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A plastic button would be absolutely crushed, to give quite a different impression to what is seen.

The top of a philips head screw, struck into he coin, would yield an impression like this.
That leads to the obvious conclusion that this coin is the victim of a 'shed job' = post strike damage.
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 Posted 12/08/2019  7:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


When it is done by the die, the opposite side will not be affected.
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Some have asked about my images I use and I'm glad to say, you can now you can see the DVD in sections on youtube:
1. Intro, older coins, toned coins 2. Doubled dies 3. Die events, One of a kind errors 4. So called errors, Coin information 5. Coin information Types and Varieties, Overlays
Jefferson nickel doubled dies Wexler/Rebar complete listings

trail dies:http://www.traildies.com/
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 Posted 12/09/2019  09:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Fender79 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good stuff guys. Thanks. Man that one dude went the extra mile for me hahaha
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