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Is This 1942 Penny An Error?

 
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 Posted 04/12/2021  2:52 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add RedHottGinger to your friends list Get a Link to this Message



Came across this forum recently and I'm so excited to get some help figuring out if any of my coins are special. This one is a 1942 Wheat penny that I thought might be an error. I know it does have a fair amount of damage to it but don't know if that is what has caused the mint mark to look like this or if it is an error. Also the T in United and ES in states on the reverse are a bit peculiar. Thanks so much for your help! I'll probably be posting quite a bit now that I've found this.

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 Posted 04/12/2021  2:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Can you show us a close-up of the mint mark area?



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 Posted 04/12/2021  3:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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Just looks like wear and damage. The area of the Mint Mark seems to have taken a hit. PMD (Post Minting Damage.)

Remember, it is only an error if it happens during the striking of the coin,
anything that happens after that is damage, no matter how.
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 Posted 04/12/2021  3:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add RedHottGinger to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I tried my best to get a close up picture of the mint mark.



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 Posted 04/12/2021  3:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A coin with much circulation wear and environmentally-caused discoloration. The feature where a mint mark might have been placed looks like it took a hit. Copper is a relatively soft metal and can be moved/reshaped when hit. Not that it matters, but the coin's obverse may have been cleaned long ago.
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 Posted 04/12/2021  3:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There was no mint mark there. It has taken a hit displacing the metal. Just damsge
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 Posted 04/12/2021  4:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
this is just post mint damage ( PMD).
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 Posted 04/12/2021  5:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add silviosi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Actually is worth 3 cent for metal. Even if was an error coin at this stage is just metal refurbish.
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 Posted 04/14/2021  01:19 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add RedHottGinger to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you everyone for the help! I really appreciate it! =]
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