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1918 Xed Out Penny.

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 Posted 08/01/2021  12:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Cujohn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
As merc says, send it in. But be sure to come back and show everybody how wrong they were.
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 Posted 08/01/2021  08:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverCents to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Can't have a conversation with someone who only wishes to argue, that's what I've learned.
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 Posted 08/01/2021  09:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Petespockets55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with Coinfrog (and lots of others).

Here is your image that I have added arrows to. Hope it helps you see what we are talking about.

Red Arrow points to the raised metal that folded parallel to the surface.

Blue Arrows point to the deep recesses in the surface of the coin that wouldn't be present if the X was on the die. If the "X" was on the die this deep area of the "X" would be wider on the coin and not come off.

Orange Circle shows where the end of the "X" is different lengths on each side. Again, not possible if this was done to the die. Both sides of the "X" within the circle would be the same length.




The reverse "X" looks to be about 1/2" long and makes me think this damage was done with a wood chisel to the face of the coin. Sharp enough and straight enough to get this damage done.

Hopefully, this helps and allows you an opportunity to apologize to any members offended by your replies.

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 Posted 08/01/2021  09:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The more I look at it, looks like solder
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 Posted 08/01/2021  8:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IsThisAnything to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Ummm, I can't believe I'm having to explain this to someone that claims to collect coins!!! It's called Human error, I don't know if you new this or not but Philadelphia during that time was the only mint allowed to make working dies and then would send them to Denver and Denver would then send them to San Fran now in your head add all the possibilities for human errors to occur. You shouldn't be giving advice until you have some kind of understanding of the die making process and remember 1918 was the year vdb went on the observe shoulder, those 1909 working dies were kept around.


Please maintain respect in your discourse. These people are trying to help you. As for asserting that Coinfrog does not know numismatics, that will not endear you to anyone here. Be nice and we'll be nice back.
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 Posted 08/01/2021  9:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Be nice and we'll be nice back.

Exactly.
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 Posted 08/01/2021  9:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add silviosi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I see the photos and analyze. Abstract what the poster thing or say, the coins like this has material add.

The colors of the sad "x" , the oxide developed and the strike under show clear a work to foolish others after the strike.

those coins like this is already know to be a part of a Chinese fake errors hoard.
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 Posted 08/01/2021  9:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nobody has mentioned that this "X" over the coin is NOT the way the U.S. "cancels" it's coins. Coins no longer wanted or that have defects are "waffled," to cancel them, not simply crossed out. Maybe some third-world country "X"s it's coins, but this is not how the U.S. Mint does business!
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 Posted 08/01/2021  9:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Oldfordman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The mint has not been waffling since before 2002-2003.
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 Posted 08/01/2021  10:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I forgot that fact, my bad.
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 Posted 08/01/2021  10:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Oldfordman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yeah I forget a lot stuff all the time.
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 Posted 08/01/2021  11:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add silviosi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have a original mint waffled coin. It is not like this. I will post here for the knowledge, sorry is to much know to go to see for this scrap.
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 Posted 08/02/2021  04:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
We need to leave this thread alone until we see the coin in a slab from one of the 3 top graders.
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