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 Posted 10/17/2020  05:51 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@tad, your pic is a little blurry but we see this sort of thing quite often. The 8 in the date has taken a hit and some of the metal has been "smushed" into an angled line. This pattern of damage seems to have occurred frequently with those old fashioned bubble gum machines.
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 Posted 10/17/2020  06:18 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Tadoots to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This coin is in good shape there is no wear and tear on it. It looks like a seven to me.
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 Posted 10/17/2020  06:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like damage to me.
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it's just damage possibly caused by a vending or gum machine. This coin would also reversed for the overdate process. If it were an overdate, the 7 would be behind the 8, not on the top as this coin shows. PMD sheared metal from the 8 has been displaced over the device.
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 Posted 10/17/2020  09:26 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jim0815 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Most definitely vending machine damage. And, to the CCF!
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 Posted 10/17/2020  10:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree, just coincidental damage.



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 Posted 10/17/2020  10:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
At the risk of piling on, yes, it's damage. As noted above, we see this more often than not. Old/vintage coin vending machines were quite rough on coins--especially if the mechanism was in need of adjustment/calibration.
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Vending machine damage.

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 Posted 10/17/2020  2:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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This coin is in good shape there is no wear and tear on it. It looks like a seven to me.


Yes, we all agree it resembles a seven - otherwise you would not have noticed it either. But experience and the combined expertise behind the members of this forum is giving you factual information that this is post mint damage. Those of us with an interest in coins have handled thousands of coins including enough to notice what we easily recognize as legitimate errors or damaged coins.

Coins like yours have shown up here on this forum before, and will continue to.

Look at the left part of the 8 - its deformation on its left obviously shows it took a hit and caused the metal to move over.

Your other option is to waste a bunch of money sending it to a professional grading service who will charge you to tell you the same thing. We have people here that are every bit as skilled and knowledgeable as the people these companies employ.
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to CCF. Your coin is PMD.
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Note the difference? The top is raised, but the lower part near the base is not showing the foundation to look like that. So just the upper area is altered. PSD.
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 Posted 10/18/2020  12:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with all of the above comments. Gumball machine PMD.

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