1969 D Penny w/ missing shirt and floating roof

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1969 D Penny w/ missing shirt and floating roof

#1 Unread post by agenthamburg » Thu Dec 31, 2015 4:45 pm

Hey all,

I am new to the world of coin collecting. I have been sorting through my pocket change and found a 1969 D penny where Lincoln's shirt is partially unconnected, the D is missing a bit, on the reverse side I do not see any initials, and the memorial has a floating roof. Just wondering if anyone has seen a coin with all these quirks! I have also been playing with my wife's Nikon camera to try and get good photos. Let me know what you think!

-Seth
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Re: 1969 D Penny w/ missing shirt and floating roof

#2 Unread post by Daniel » Thu Dec 31, 2015 11:15 pm

The dies that struck this coin had clashed and then a mint employee removed the clash marks but removed some design elements. It is not uncommon but if you can get a grading service to label this as missing designer initials then it would be worth a premium.

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Re: 1969 D Penny w/ missing shirt and floating roof

#3 Unread post by Daniel » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:21 am

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Re: 1969 D Penny w/ missing shirt and floating roof

#4 Unread post by PetesPockets55 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:42 am

Welcome to the forum Seth. Pretty good images.
One thing I noticed is the rectangular area on the front of the lapel onto the field that appears raised.
I wonder if this could be from the clash Daniel mentions? (Not sure which reverse design element this could be from though.)

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Re: 1969 D Penny w/ missing shirt and floating roof

#5 Unread post by PALH1 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:09 am

...... as D said, from these pics this looks like "over-polishing"

hugeeyes LMC clash overlay ...
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Re: 1969 D Penny w/ missing shirt and floating roof

#6 Unread post by PetesPockets55 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:12 pm

Thanks Paul.
Looks like it might be part of the top of the roof over bay 10 that clashed in that area.

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