okiecoiner, you are correct.
This is the result of Die Deterioration
, I'm not sure if any of you have seen the 2001 P nickel and Quarter, but the same phenomena happened on those as well. The die deteriorated enough to cause chipping of the digits in the Date and what we see here is the result from that.
Not worth grading as I suggested on Facebook before it was posted here.
Aggressively searching Canadian Small Cents on a daily basis since 2018.
Some of my Discoveries.
1941 George VI 1 Cent DDO http://goccf.com/t/367977
1976 Queen Elizabeth II 1 Cent DDO http://goccf.com/t/373627
1970 Queen Elizabeth II 1 Cent DDR http://goccf.com/t/364301
1989 Belize 25 Cent's with a Doubled Die Reverse http://goccf.com/t/362747