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What Is This Error? 1984 Penny

 
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 Posted 01/12/2020  10:34 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add nick271717 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello I noticed this error on a 1984 penny while coin roll hunting. It may look like a scratch but it is actually a raised line on the penny. I am new to this an am not sure what the error is or what it might be called. Any thoughts? Thank-you!
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 Posted 01/12/2020  10:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add murrellington to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's a die crack. The mint uses dies that stamp down on a blank planchet. If the die is cracked then it will result in this type of error leaving a raised line where the crack prevented the coin impression.
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 Posted 01/12/2020  11:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Greasy Fingers to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm thinking a plating blister, see if you can depress it with a toothpick

Edited: to CCF....good luck on future finds
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 Posted 01/12/2020  11:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MrDusty to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with Greasy; copper bubbles from contamination/whatnot can resemble feeder finger gouges, die breaks, and all sorts of other things. The trick is that Copper bubbles, particularly under magnification, almost always have a bloated, rounded look akin to the gold plating on a novelty quarter.

Coupled with the fact that the blister ends and begins again it's got all the classic signs.
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 Posted 01/13/2020  12:34 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nick271717 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks guys... Looked it up and definitely looks like a plating blister like you both said! Are they worth keeping? Worth more than face value? Thanks again!
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 Posted 01/13/2020  04:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TwistedTrader to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF It's only face value.
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 Posted 01/13/2020  04:45 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF. Linear trail gas bubble,a plating issue. No added value.
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 Posted 01/13/2020  08:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Your post was moved to the appropriate forum for the proper attention.
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