1978 with Cent-shaped stamp marks: Error type?

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1978 with Cent-shaped stamp marks: Error type?

#1 Unread post by TyMenna » Wed May 09, 2018 8:57 pm

Hello. Can anyone tell me if this is a strike error? And if so what type... I am new to this forum and beginning cent roll hunting.
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Re: 1978 with Cent-shaped stamp marks: Error type?

#2 Unread post by PALH1 » Wed May 09, 2018 9:31 pm

:welcome:

from your pic here,....

this appears to be a cent that has had 2 other coins, side-by-side, pressed into it, leaving the 'semi-circular indentations' you are seeing..... JMO

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Re: 1978 with Cent-shaped stamp marks: Error type?

#3 Unread post by TyMenna » Wed May 09, 2018 9:36 pm

Thank you. Is it a rarity? Worth putting aside...???

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Re: 1978 with Cent-shaped stamp marks: Error type?

#4 Unread post by Daniel » Thu May 10, 2018 6:22 am

No, this is after mint damage and makes the coin worth face value only.

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Re: 1978 with Cent-shaped stamp marks: Error type?

#5 Unread post by TyMenna » Thu May 10, 2018 12:49 pm

Thank you.

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Re: 1978 with Cent-shaped stamp marks: Error type?

#6 Unread post by jesjon » Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:50 am

I'm curious what the reverse looks like, something had to sustain more damage from the hammer blow or vise and I'm going to bet the reverse is somewhat smashed. Kind of like those kennedy head counterstamp coins, the rev is always mushy

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Re: 1978 with Cent-shaped stamp marks: Error type?

#7 Unread post by PALH1 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:14 pm

.... keep in mind, if you have a 'backing' of a softer material,....say a flat piece of balsa wood, there MAY NOT be any damage to the reverse .....

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