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1980 Penny - I'm New To Coins, What Has Happened Here?

 
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 Posted 07/03/2022  10:56 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add New2coins1982 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi y'all!
Thanks for allowing me to post in your forum. I'm new to coin collecting and have SO much to learn! I found this 1980 penny in my pocket change. At first glance I thought it was just alot of after mint damage, but upon close inspection I see movement of parts of letters, die cracks (I believe) and just an overall "this isn't right" look to the whole thing. & Would love to get the opinions of some folks like you guys who are so well versed in this all - hopefully I can learn something! Thanks!







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 Posted 07/03/2022  11:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add silviosi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nothing happened, sorry, just a damage coin after strike.
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 Posted 07/03/2022  11:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm seeing a great deal of post mint damage. Your photos are so out of focus, it's difficult to see everything that might be going on with your CENT. Where exactly are you seeing die cracks? Better photos would definitely help us to help you.

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 Posted 07/03/2022  11:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nick10 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
pics are over magnified, too large and distorted, which makes for a difficult determination
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 Posted 07/04/2022  12:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
As a general rule: if you see a coin that has some obvious damage and corrosion on it, assume everything unusual about that coin is because of that damage. The probability of a rare and interesting error coin being made, and then suffering from heavy circulation and resultant post-mint damage so that "mint error" and "damage" are all mixed up together across the surface of the coin, is really quite low.

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...but upon close inspection I see movement of parts of letters, die cracks (I believe)...

Occams Razor says that, rather than multiple odd mint-error-like things happening to this coin all at once, a single simpler explanation is much more likely to be the explanation. That simple explanation in this instance is "roadkill damage". More specifically, it's "old" roadkill damage; the coin has repatinated (possibly by burial) since the damage occurred, and apparently then seen some additional circulation, causing the brown patina to wear away from the high points.
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 Posted 07/04/2022  07:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DiscoLover82 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I concur that there's a lot of post-mint damage ( PMD) here.

I'd still keep it, though; if anything, it's still copper!
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 Posted 07/04/2022  07:55 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Mush post strike-damage of a road rash-like nature. Agree with Sap's break-down.
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 Posted 07/04/2022  10:01 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Same.



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