1946 s penny with other image on reverse

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1946 s penny with other image on reverse

#1 Unread post by ftupid » Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:14 am

I found a 1946 s penny that looks like it has the raised outline of a head and what looks like it might be some lettering on the reverse. I would be curious to see if anyone has any thoughts on it. Sorry the pictures aren't better but if it seems of interest I will take better ones with my scanner.
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Re: 1946 s penny with other image on reverse

#2 Unread post by PALH1 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:55 am


:welcome:

from your pic here,.... hugeeyes

:eureka:
these are what's called "GHOSTING",....very common on the LWC series.
this occurs as the 'die' becomes worn after thousands of 'hits',....
...& the 'obverse bust details' become faintly visible on the reverse ... JMO

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Re: 1946 s penny with other image on reverse

#3 Unread post by ftupid » Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:27 am

if this is the case then I assume the coin isn't nearly as desirable as say a coin that was stamped over another coin? the image is however much more visible when viewed in person, it just jumps out at you. also, when I looked at it magnified there appears to be something printed that I couldn't account for. anyway, do you think it warrants further investigation?

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Re: 1946 s penny with other image on reverse

#4 Unread post by Daniel » Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:39 am

These are more common than you think and only the uncirculated examples bring a premium. The exact term for this is indirect design transfer.

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Re: 1946 s penny with other image on reverse

#5 Unread post by PALH1 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:42 am

yes,...

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"PASSIVE INDIRECT DIE TRANSFER", or 'PIDT' as we know it !

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Re: 1946 s penny with other image on reverse

#6 Unread post by Daniel » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:43 pm

Yeah, passive and indirect imply the same.

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Re: 1946 s penny with other image on reverse

#7 Unread post by ftupid » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:06 am

so, are you saying that it is not at all valuable?

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Re: 1946 s penny with other image on reverse

#8 Unread post by Daniel » Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:46 am

Correct, most mint errors are not valuable and it takes something dramatic to add the most value. You will see many minor errors on cents, dimes, nickels and quarters that don't add value.

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Re: 1946 s penny with other image on reverse

#9 Unread post by ftupid » Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:02 am

thank you very much for your input. I will keep my eyes peeled for the big errors

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