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    1993 penny Unusual Texture

    I found this today while searching a roll of pennies. I think i have seen this texture before on other coins but not to this degree.
    Can anyone tell me what kind of defect this may be? If it is an error, what would it be called? I am pretty sure it is not glue.

    This is a picture of it under the microscope
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    It is just blistering from the copper plating. Not an error. No extra value.
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    Thank you for your quick input.
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    Plating issues are common with what are pejoratively known as Zincolns. Should you become a serious coin searcher, you will learn the myriad of ways bad plating manifests itself. Enjoy.

    Time for more coffee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diver_Down View Post
    It is just blistering from the copper plating. Not an error. No extra value.
    I agree but likely due to an improperly annealed Zinc Planchet prior to having the Copper plating added.
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    Why doesn't this have extra value? It's an error that came from the mint. The rules as to what has extra value and what doesn't is crazy. Die cracks, cuds, close AM's have extra value but not blisters! The amount of blistering alone seems a lot more than normal. I always hold on to odd looking coins, you never know...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdj View Post
    Why doesn't this have extra value? It's an error that came from the mint. The rules as to what has extra value and what doesn't is crazy. Die cracks, cuds, close AM's have extra value but not blisters! The amount of blistering alone seems a lot more than normal. I always hold on to odd looking coins, you never know...
    It is the type of Error that most Error Coin Collectors have very little interest in collecting. It may be of value to some folks but not the majority. However, you will still see some Sellers listing them on eBay but most likely with similar Error coins or in lots with other Error coins.
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    Always good to ask there are so many error coins out there bet most of em dont even get noticed
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    Quote Originally Posted by A2coins View Post
    Always good to ask there are so many error coins out there bet most of em dont even get noticed
    I agree. I should have asked the question on a quarter i just let go back into the wild. Some people are calling the flaw an earring. They are going on ebay for 30 dollars and up!

    I guess thats why they call it a learning curve.
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    Well it was a 30 dollar lesson sounds worth it to me. Good luck hope you find that Banner coin its out there.
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