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1974 error smooth back no stamp

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Have a 1974 error,is it worth getting graded,front stamped error and back side is smooth with no stamping.any info if this is a recorded error?Thanks mike
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Hey Mike ! Unfortunately this coin has been ground down on the reverse . You can see the scratch marks . IMHO .
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This is not an error
There also appears to be some minor bezel damage in the images you have posted
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Paul wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:45 am This is not an error
There also appears to be some minor bezel damage in the images you have posted
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Damaged 100% post mint.

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#6 Unread post by Iceresistance »

Someone used this as a sandpaper or something to smooth something out? I've once found a Nickel that only showed the central part of the Reverse, I put it back into Circulation not long after finding it though . . .
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#7 Unread post by Earle42 »

And if you are referring to the 9 on the front being an error, this is just where something hit the coin and damaged the number post mint. To get an idea of what to look for go to error-ref.com and send some time there. Then you can ID real errors people collect.😊
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Just got my digital weight calculator today....2.95 grams,i think it was not sanded as yall say....

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quarrylizard wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 11:37 pm Just got my digital weight calculator today....2.95 grams,i think it was not sanded as yall say....
We see a lot of these. And while the lines on the REV are not perfectly parallel like sanding generally does to a coi, the concept that the REV was removed post mint is valid.

There is no possible way, when you understand the minting process, that a coin could leave the mint looking like this. It is physically impossible b/c of the minting process.

A die cap error is closest legit error I can think of to have a blank face, but they certainly are nowhere near as smooth (and won;t be) as the REV on yours.

No matter how the back design was removed, it was post mint.

The apparent bezel Paul mentioned also hints this cent was altered post mint for jewelry or?

BTW - form someone who regularly sands and restores old metal tools as another hobby...sanding with increasingly fine grit and then using a fiber finishing belt/wheel can make a very smooth surface without visible sanding marks.
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#10 Unread post by JTCC »

The normal weight is 3.10 grams, so no, not an error, grounded down.

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