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New To This-Is This Penny Worth Anything? Error On Back 1984

 
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 Posted 06/29/2020  12:45 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add LittleBlueFox to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello, I am very new to coins and their values to collectors. I have a 1984 Denver mint penny that seems to have an error of raised lines on the back, from the corners of the steps of the buildings to the edge of the penny, symmetric on both sides. Unfortunately this is a circulated coin, but I was wondering if it would still be worth more than one cent to a collector. I have a 30x magnifying lens as well as a 60x-120x microscope and the lines are raised, not scratches. It also seems to have eroded a tiny bit around the D for Denver on the front. See attached images. Advice appreciated!
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 Posted 06/29/2020  12:53 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add LittleBlueFox to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not sure if the photos posted, I'll try again
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Other side, another raised line
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 Posted 06/29/2020  05:40 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
These are die cracks, often found in this area of the reverse. No premium here, I'm afraid.



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 Posted 06/29/2020  05:45 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@lbf, yes those are die crack as pointed out by the frog. They typically form at areas of high stress like corners. This is true in other situations too:

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with all of the above. No premium above face value, sorry.

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 Posted 06/29/2020  07:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add scstrawn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The spot by the mintmark is most likely from split plating during the pressing. It's exposed the zinc inside and it is starting to oxidize out.
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Bummer, but thanks all for the quick replies.
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