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Is This 1987-D Penny A Error

 
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 Posted 04/06/2021  9:42 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Herestohoping to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi I got a 1987-d penny trying to find out if it's a error coin any info is appreciated




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 Posted 04/06/2021  9:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Numisma to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The ring around both sides is a product of Die Deterioration, meaning the dies that struck your coin were on their last legs. I also see plating bubbles on both sides, which were pretty common on early zinc cents when they were still figuring out the process.
So no, it's not an error, but an excellent example of how poorly modern coins can be made.
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 Posted 04/06/2021  9:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
At first glance--given the soft, low resolution nature of the photos--it appears to suffer from an advanced stage of Die Deterioration...not a mint error. Strong, tell-tale ridge ring on obverse.
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 Posted 04/06/2021  10:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Guessing VLDS, ridge ring.



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 Posted 04/06/2021  10:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Herestohoping to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The coin still looks brand new in color and looks indented and we're it says in God we trust looks off to the dark spots in pics are from indent and the of in United States of America is not like the rest of the lettering
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 Posted 04/07/2021  12:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Scuba1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Even though this die should have been retired long before it was, it was still striking coins. This die was EXTREMELY worn out. The fact that the coin still 'looks brand new' does not take away the fact that what you are seeing is Die Deterioration. This Cent may not have seen very much circulation and therefore will still look shiny and "new" even though it was struck with a worn out die, happens all the time. The OF is further evidence of Die Deterioration.
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 Posted 04/07/2021  08:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Parnelli917 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
After inspecting lots of post-1982 Lincoln Cents, I've found a LOT of coins that look like this. Concave and convex with blisters and lettering cutoff. Unfortunately, they are just ugly coins worth a penny. I sometimes keep one or two just to remind me of how bad they can get!
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