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1955 Wheat Penny with possible error?

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:04 pm
by John201691
A couple of weeks ago i found a few wheat pennies in a garbage bag from my grandparents house while salvaging belongings before the house was torn down by the looks of it i am assuming it was cleaned at one point because it stood out a lot compared to the rest but i noticed it was not as shiny and it was dull compared to other newer looking wheat pennies i have. I do not clean my pennies because somewhere i had read it was bad and could effect the value on most. I am not too sure but if you look at the 55 on the date it looks like it could possibly be doubled but i kind of think maybe its just the top layer separating from the base, until i get my microscope i cant really say for sure but its a nice find none the less and will be going into my collection. Let me know what you guys think!

Re: 1955 Wheat Penny with possible error?

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:15 pm
by Daniel
The coin has been damaged and the date has some die deterioration but is not a doubled die. Cleaning coins can hurt their value but a 1955 Lincoln cent isn't that valuable unless it's is a doubled die.

Re: 1955 Wheat Penny with possible error?

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:04 pm
by John201691
Daniel wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:15 pm
The coin has been damaged and the date has some die deterioration but is not a doubled die. Cleaning coins can hurt their value but a 1955 Lincoln cent isn't that valuable unless it's is a doubled die.
Thank you for the reply Daniel, i remember a few years ago i was told not to ever clean my coins no matter how bad you may want to for the exact reason you stated. But by the looks of how dull/clean it looked my first thought was it had been cleaned somehow. Ive been learning alot from your videos aswell and i just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to make them!

Re: 1955 Wheat Penny with possible error?

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:35 pm
by Paul
Daniel wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:15 pm
The coin has been damaged and the date has some die deterioration but is not a doubled die. Cleaning coins can hurt their value but a 1955 Lincoln cent isn't that valuable unless it's is a doubled die.
:agree:

Re: 1955 Wheat Penny with possible error?

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:20 am
by PetesPockets55
The "band" across the eyes has the look of a lamination to it?

Re: 1955 Wheat Penny with possible error?

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:27 am
by Paul
... Possible circulation inflicted Lam ? :dunno

Re: 1955 Wheat Penny with possible error?

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:30 am
by PetesPockets55
Possibly.
The discoloration is throwing me off a little here. Almost looks like it could be a lam or PMD from these images.
If PMD, possibly acid, applied in a linear direction? (I don't see damage on the reverse from blunt force damage)