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1956 D Wheat Back Penny. In God We Trus [?]

 
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 Posted 11/29/2021  12:17 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add jennh to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I was search through jar of old change and came across this 1956D Wheat back penny. The obverse of the coin appears to be missing the letter t at the end of the word trust. Wanting to get some opinions on whether this is an actual error or if it has just wore off over time. Thank you in advance!

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 Posted 11/29/2021  12:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bumpkin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome to the forum. The last T (or should I say missing T) in TRUST is caused by a greased filled die. This is a very common occurrence and is not a mint error. Die grease fills the voids of the die face and thus causes the letters (or devices) to not be struck on a coin. Very common on all denominations of a coin and does not carry a premium with a minor example like yours. Still a very neat find though..
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 Posted 11/29/2021  02:37 am  Show Profile   Check jacrispies's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Even though they are so common, aren't they still considered mint errors?
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 Posted 11/29/2021  06:26 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kenwright396 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to the Community. Nice find.
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 Posted 11/29/2021  07:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree, Grease Filled Die. Anything on interest on the reverse, like die cracks or die chips?
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Even though they are so common, aren't they still considered mint errors?

There might be a debate on this but I don't consider them errors.
Die Polishing which produces Grease Filled Dies are part of the
minting process whereas an error is usually a one time event.
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to the CCF!
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Welcome do CCF. Nothing really to add except keep searching and you will find more. I like them.
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Die Polishing which produces Grease Filled Dies are part of the
minting process whereas an error is usually a one time event.

Thank you for the clarification. I'l file them under the same category as uneven strikes, basically tolerances of the minting process.
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