1984 P lincoln cent error?

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1984 P lincoln cent error?

#1 Unread post by Miguel » Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:18 am

I found this penny today. The obverse looks pretty normal but the reverse is was too big for the planchet
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Obverse seems normal
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Reverse seems to big
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Weight is normal too



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Re: 1984 P lincoln cent error?

#2 Unread post by Daniel » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:41 am

The planchet is the correct side and can't be larger on one side than the other, the line your're seeing is from die wear or a plating disturbance. It is common. Your coin is the correct weight and within mint tolerances.
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Re: 1984 P lincoln cent error?

#3 Unread post by Miguel » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:44 pm

I didn't mean the obverse I was talking mainly about the reverse where even being centered the letters are almost touching the rim

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Re: 1984 P lincoln cent error?

#4 Unread post by Daniel » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:52 am

I know, but I only had an obverse example of what you're talking about. Also your reverse might be a little off center. It is impossible for one side of a coin or planchet to be larger than the other.

A planchet is one size and so is the die. Die wear can cause a coin to look like this.

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Re: 1984 P lincoln cent error?

#5 Unread post by PALH1 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:37 am

Daniel wrote:
Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:41 am
The planchet is the correct side and can't be larger on one side than the other, the line your're seeing is from die wear or a plating disturbance. It is common. Your coin is the correct weight and within mint tolerances.
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