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MINT ERROR OR NOT

Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:54 pm
by CiroManganaro
i RECENTLY FOUND THIS 1956 LINCOLN WHEAT PENNY IN ONE OF MY ,"TO CHECK OUT" PILES OF PENNIES. CANT FIGURE OUT IF ITS A MINT ERROR OR NOT CAN ANYONE HELP

Re: MINT ERROR OR NOT

Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:40 pm
by Paul
i see what looks like a 'backwards E' below lincolns bust.
if you hold the coin up to a mirror, can you make out any wording?
maybe a 'five' from a buff nickel?

Re: MINT ERROR OR NOT

Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:57 pm
by Daniel
It's after mint damage, maybe someone might have laid a Buffalo Nickel on top of this cent and hit it with a hammer or squeezed it in a vice.

Re: MINT ERROR OR NOT

Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 3:24 am
by CiroManganaro
Yes its definitely the word five but that wouldn't explain the markings on the reverse ,as if if was caught between two die stamps (that someone did it in a vise)

Re: MINT ERROR OR NOT

Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:55 am
by Paul
"what" the penny was 'on top of'....could be anything......but i do see some kina lettering.... :dunno

Re: MINT ERROR OR NOT

Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:15 am
by Daniel
I am positive it's post mint damage and more than two coins could have been used or the other coin could have been squeezed against it on one side then on the other. It's definitely consistent with a vice job.

Re: MINT ERROR OR NOT

Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:44 am
by mhonzell
I can clearly make out portions of "FIVE CEN" in reverse on the obverse of the penny.

As Daniel states, this is PMD. If it were mint damage, the FIVE CENTS would be frontwards. Hard to tell from the photo, but the letters appear to be incuse, or pressed into the coin. This again tells you it is PMD.