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- Coining Around
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Hi, my name is Heather and I'm new to this website as well as to coin collecting. I've always been fascinated with coins and the history of them but have never had the time to commit to collecting them and doing the research necessary to be a serious collector but with the recent quarantine I've been able to find the time to finally follow through! Anyways, I recently came across a 1920 wheat penny with the word "patented" stamped on the front and I cannot find any information on it. Is there anyone here that can help me? I'd appreciate any information I can get. I've been looking everywhere so it's been driving me crazy not to know! Thank you in advance and I look forward to possibly getting some long awaited answers to my questions.
- Master Die Variety Examiner
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Remember that when you make a post, you should always include a full coin picture of the front and back.
Your coin has what is considered "PMD", which is Post Mint Damage...
Someone stamped this into the coin, try taking a look at the reverse
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This is PMD and a counter stamp that damaged the coin.