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Help with this 1981 cent

#1 Unread post by Jevcreations » Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:35 pm

I’m hoping it’s ok to post asking for this type of help here, if not let me know if there’s a better place.

I’m pretty sure this coin has a different issue on both sides that don’t appear to be post mint damage.
My (uneducated) guess is the obverse is maybe has some type of defective lamination or planchet?

Also, I’m not sure how to reference the circular impression on the reverse, what exactly it is OR if either of the issues have anything to do with the other? Thanks again
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Re: Help with this 1981 cent

#2 Unread post by PALH1 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:17 pm

this hugeeyes's like PMD here ... :dunno

i would need some 'side-angled' pics, not regular 'straight on' snaps to be 100% ... JMO

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Re: Help with this 1981 cent

#3 Unread post by Daniel » Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:57 pm

It is damaged and looks to have been in some extreme heat.

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Re: Help with this 1981 cent

#4 Unread post by Jevcreations » Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:34 pm

Ok thanks. Do both sides look like they were exposed to the same type of damaging heat?
Here are some angled photos anyway. The edge iseems fairly intact when compared to the center and think some distortion is along the edge that doesn’t extend out to the surface. Thanks again!

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Re: Help with this 1981 cent

#5 Unread post by PALH1 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:12 pm

great second set of pics ... :thumbsup: :trophy:

this is "PMD" here ....

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Re: Help with this 1981 cent

#6 Unread post by Jevcreations » Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:12 pm

good to know!! Thanks again

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Re: Help with this 1981 cent

#7 Unread post by PetesPockets55 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:30 am

The obverse looks like it might be caused by a corrosive substance that dissolved the copper. (PSD/PMD)

A question about the reverse though- Is the curved pattern in relief (raised) or incuse (recessed)?

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Re: Help with this 1981 cent

#8 Unread post by Jevcreations » Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:15 pm

Thanks for the input, the curvature mark on the reverse is raised

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Re: Help with this 1981 cent

#9 Unread post by PetesPockets55 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:11 pm

Jevcreations wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:15 pm
Thanks for the input, the curvature mark on the reverse is raised
Hmmm....
Have you tried soaking the coin in pure acetone to see if it comes off?

And can you post an image of the area between the top left corners of the building and the D of UNITED?
Also the bottom left of the building and the U of UNITED?
(It is probably nothing but there appears to be die damage in those areas.)
Thanks in advance.

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Re: Help with this 1981 cent

#10 Unread post by Jevcreations » Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:12 am

Haven’t thought about soaking but I can. As crummy as the coin looks, it actually feels clean, so cleaning didn’t cross my mind.

I did slide a toothpick to feel along the raised areas and nothing budged as far as that goes.
Yes I will grab pictures of those areas you mentioned as well and possibly with a better camera.
Thanks so much again!

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