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1945 D Wheat Penny Major Error

 
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 Posted 09/23/2020  03:25 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Chainsmoker3 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
So I got this Wheat penny that's flaked and smeared. I've had it confirmed authentic but they couldn't confirm any other info. I'm trying to figure out if its one of a kind, the value possibly, and ideas om what to do with it.

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 Posted 09/23/2020  04:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jasper62 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Need better pictures of the obverse.
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 Posted 09/23/2020  04:31 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Can you post a closer pic of the obverse?

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 Posted 09/23/2020  05:03 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF. Need better photos,please crop and rotate properly before posting as well.
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 Posted 09/23/2020  09:00 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Chainsmoker3 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry its really hard to get the camera to focus.
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 Posted 09/23/2020  09:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SensibleSal66 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Some of die damage ? I can still see the 1 and 9 .
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 Posted 09/23/2020  09:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SensibleSal66 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think cropping and focusing is the key here .
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 Posted 09/23/2020  09:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Chainsmoker3 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thats clearest picture I can get. It weighs 3.061g and is even edge width the entire coin. The IN GOD WE is smeared off but completely even and unscratched. The back is a perfectly normal undamaged Wheat penny. The Coin and Gold shop by me said it was flaked but the largest flake they'd ever seen on any Wheat penny. They offered a pretty large amount of money but I wanted more opinions about the coin.
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 Posted 09/23/2020  09:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SensibleSal66 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hmm, someone's flacked,lol (not you ) . Why does it weigh over 3 grams ? Wheaties weigh typically 3 and Memorials 2.50 g.
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 Posted 09/23/2020  09:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
3.11 +/- .13 is normal. The piece fell of accounting for the weight reduction.Nice find.
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 Posted 09/23/2020  09:44 am  Show Profile   Check tropicalbats's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add tropicalbats to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
At that weight it could be struck through a large piece flakes off another coin. The loss of IN GOD WE appears to be a lamination issue on this coin. Just guessing, as a struck through should show some of the design or effect from the flake.
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 Posted 09/23/2020  09:50 am  Show Profile   Check Yokozuna's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Yokozuna to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think it may have been struck through a disintegrating die cap.



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 Posted 09/23/2020  10:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SensibleSal66 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
a what ? I'm kind of new to error coin collecting. Please explain for us .
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 Posted 09/23/2020  10:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree as a lamination issue for the coin. 1. Note the ghost like shape of the affected area and the 2. reverse is not affected. 3. Weight is under. All three confirms it as a lamination issue.
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 Posted 09/23/2020  9:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Genuine error, strikethrough. Whatever it was struck through fell away and the coin is of normal weight. It is a significant error because the strikethrough was so large but the value is still not going to be that great, you not going to retire. Dinner for you and a date at a fast food place maybe.
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