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1983 Penny > 8 Has A Plug In It.

 
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 Posted 06/25/2021  1:29 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add dhadd to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I hope this time I posted in the right form. The date on this 1983 penny seems to have a plug, this is what I have called when I saw the bottom half of the 8 in the date was filled in.
Here is a picture of it.

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 Posted 06/25/2021  1:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coin rejector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Broken post.
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 Posted 06/25/2021  1:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Broken post--AKA die chip, 'filled 8'.
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 Posted 06/25/2021  1:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dearborn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yep, a rather large chip there
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 Posted 06/25/2021  1:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No premium for this, sorry.
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 Posted 06/25/2021  3:18 pm  Show Profile   Check Yokozuna's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Yokozuna to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The metal of the planchet is forced into any opening in the surface of the die during the strike. When the post in the lower half of the 8 on this die broke off and fell out of the die, it left an area that was slightly deeper than the rest of the date. That's why the lower half of the 8 in the date is slightly higher than the other digits on the resulting coins.

I often hear this referred to as "Extra Metal" on the coin, but it's just that the normal metal from the planchet was pressed into the new hole in the die. Also, keep in mind that every coin struck with this obverse die after the post dropped out will have the same filled lower loop on the 8. This is the reason that it's not uncommon to see and, even though it's interesting, doesn't add value to the coin.
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06/25/2021 3:19 pm
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 Posted 06/25/2021  4:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well summarized.



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 Posted 06/25/2021  4:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Oldfordman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with the above. Nice chip anyway.
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 Posted 06/26/2021  12:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dhadd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ty for the explanation on why this happened. You all are the best.
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