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Very odd wheat penny.

#1 Unread post by GaryClark » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:28 am

These pictures are of the same penny using different filters. To the naked eye and even with magnifying glass the date appears to be 1910 to me. I noticed only after taking a picture of it, the second one appears to be a 4. Also when blowen up there looks to be possible letters and numbers throughout the disfigured center of the coin. I was hoping for some insight from someone who has more knowledge and experience than myself.

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#2 Unread post by PALH1 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:10 am


using your images here,.....

this hugeeyes 's to be "PMD"1 ....

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#3 Unread post by Daniel » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:23 pm

This is a corroded cent with post mint damage and this can create a lot of odd looking shapes, but not an error.

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#4 Unread post by PetesPockets55 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:57 am

Paul and Daniel are absolutely correct about the damage.
Try soaking in Hydrogen peroxide or acetone for an hour or so and see if some of the unevenness comes off the obverse.
(May be some residue stuck to it as well)

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