What happened to this 1986D penny?

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What happened to this 1986D penny?

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Is this a manufacturing defect? Or several?
If so, should I send it in to get graded?
Also I noticed that the word liberty is imprinted in the penny rather than raised, what would have caused that?
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Re: What happened to this 1986D penny?

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Looks damaged to me . Post Mint Damage . Hard to say from what . No grade . Grading coins of less than about $100 is crazy unless the coin is worth it .
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I agree PMD
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Re: What happened to this 1986D penny?

#5 Unread post by Earle42 »

None of this is something that can happen at the mint during the process of making coins. It is post mint damage. There is no added value. Daniels vid says it all :)

Zinc core cents are known to have gas bubbles such as this. The zinc is deteriorating.
Fact Check the grading Companies:
Fact checking grading company shortcomings on NO FG halves:
https://tinyurl.com/yalrstjz or higher resolution version: https://tinyurl.com/y7rksxu8

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