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1940 Wheat Penny Error Coin

 
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 Posted 01/23/2022  06:20 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Aurytie444 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello,
I am new to the forum, I really need advice on this penny. The penny is a 1940 Wheat penny, the zero looks like a slanted D. I seen a similar penny posted on Etsy, is this penny a error penny worth thousands?

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 Posted 01/23/2022  06:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
. Not an error, it is PMD. Damaged by a coin counting/wrapping machine. AVOID Esty for coins at all costs.
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 Posted 01/23/2022  06:26 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Chase007 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is the result of a contact mark most likely a vending machine where the metal was pushed over. It did not come from the mint that way
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 Posted 01/23/2022  06:32 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mrwhatisit to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
and we are glad you could join us! Your 1940 Philadelphia mint cent is very common, and we will all tell you it is only worth a few cents at most. The 0 in the date just simply took a hit from being out in circulation. I will say that Etsy is hugely unreliable when it comes to coins, since those selling prices are waaay to high for common coins, that are not errors, but instead are post mint damaged coins.
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 Posted 01/23/2022  07:33 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jasper62 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Avoid Etsy at all cost. Went there one time & was pretty disgusted with all the scammers. Never went back
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 Posted 01/23/2022  08:03 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree. That 0 took a hit--likely mechanical, possibly in a vending machine or coin wrapping device. While not common, this isn't all that rare. And, void etsy when it comes to error coins.
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 Posted 01/24/2022  09:31 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Parnelli917 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
YouTubers are known for often providing bad information on coins. Ebay often has sellers misrepresenting coins. But Etsy is by far the worst when it comes to values. You were wise to come to this forum. Good, bad or otherwise you will get honest appraisals from the experts in this group.
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 Posted 01/24/2022  09:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add silviosi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You has the answer previous responds. About the Etsy and the other I can say: Old time in News paper we have a caricature one a day. Today we have a dozen on YouTube and hundreds on Etsy each day. Is up to as to discern.
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Nice analogy Silviosi. That sums it up very good.
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