1955 wheat penny help

Flying Eagle, Indian Head, Lincoln Wheat, Lincoln Memorial, Lincoln 2009 100th Anniversary.

Moderator: Daniel

Message
Author
User avatar
PALH1
Master Die Variety Attributer
Master Die Variety Attributer
Posts: 4421
Joined: Wed May 29, 2013 9:19 pm

Re: 1955 wheat penny help

#11 Unread post by PALH1 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:39 am

Daniel wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:36 pm
The coin is damaged and worth face or the copper melt, anything different about this coin was caused by the copious amount of contact marks it has sustained.
:agree:



PetesPockets55
Forum Supporter
Forum Supporter
Posts: 1571
Joined: Sat Sep 21, 2013 6:08 pm

Re: 1955 wheat penny help

#12 Unread post by PetesPockets55 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:32 am

Daniel wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:36 pm
The coin is damaged and worth face or the copper melt, anything different about this coin was caused by the copious amount of contact marks it has sustained.
Definitely agree with Daniel.
I've only been back in collecting about 5 years and in that relatively short time have seen lots of odd damage that "looked" like a mint error. As you continue in the hobby you will see them also. It will be small individual things that you notice that will come together some other time when you encounter it.
As an example, the edge of another coin probably hit the left side of the E at an angle hard enough to shift the copper at the top similar to an A and then all the other damage is concealing the other parts of the E.
I commend you on looking past what you think you are seeing and accepting the benefit of Daniel's decades of experience. Some people refuse to accept anything other than what they think their eyes are telling them.
Thanks for posting for the benefit of everyone that visits here. :thumbsup:

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests