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