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Lincoln Cents(Wheat Reverse) Error?

 
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 Posted 07/12/2020  06:14 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add SwmpOwl011 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I found a 1917 S penny with two depressed dots on the obverse(almost looks like someone took a nail punch to it) I wasn't sure if it was post mint damage or not but then found a 1945 Lincoln cent with what looks like the exact same punch pattern.

Lastly, found another 1917 penny with a depressed diamond pattern on the obverse and reverse and not sure what to make of it.



Are these mint errors?








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 Posted 07/12/2020  06:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@so, first welcome to CCF.

Second, yes good question to ask when you see multiple coins with the same issues. Those circular depressions are most likely from the coins being used as target practice, but as you note there are also some hand tools which could cause similar damage. The diamond-shaped depressions in that '17 Cent were caused by someone squeezing the coin in the textured jaws of a machinist's vise.
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 Posted 07/12/2020  08:33 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree, deliberate damage in each case.



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 Posted 07/12/2020  09:00 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Petespockets55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree.

Notice the damage on the opposite side from the depressions. You can see a flat spot where the"tool" pushed the metal, which shows up on the opposite face.
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 Posted 07/12/2020  09:03 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Suggests someone with a BB gun was using coins for practice back in the day.
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 Posted 07/12/2020  2:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add RobO411 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If that was done with a BB gun. Pretty darn good shooting. Looks like the spread is the same or darn close.
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 Posted 07/12/2020  9:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No mint errors I'm afraid. These are all PMD.

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 Posted 07/13/2020  03:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SwmpOwl011 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the help! I have other coins that I need help with too. I'll be sure to post them soon so I can get some clarification from the community. Thanks again!
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 Posted 07/13/2020  4:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sheldius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


Generally best to only have one coin per post. Understandable in this case since all same PMD. But with varieties you will want to only show 1 coin at a time to get help.
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