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  1. #1
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    Best find 1817 Large Cent

    Dec 2006
    Chittenango, NY
    White's DFX 300 Sunray DX-1 probe/ XLT Sunray XL-1 probe
    751
    7 times

    Wheat Penny error?



    I was looking through some of my circulated wheat pennys and spotted this odd 1952 S

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    It appears to have a blob of metal in the 5, plus other parts of the date do not look right.
    Look at the end of the 2

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    I tried a few pics through the stereoscopic microscope, but my camera is not designed for this and
    I am still getting the hang of it.

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    Anyone seen this before?

    HH,
    Donny
    "All I ask for are back roads lined with cellar holes and a Prius to drive them with."

  2. #2
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    pezhead and md'er

    Apr 2008
    rhode island
    titan 1000 xd
    963

    Re: Wheat Penny error?

    cool.
    my name is aimee and i'm from rhode island.  woonsocket area.
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  3. #3
    us
    Jun 2006
    Minnesota
    711

    Re: Wheat Penny error?

    I think it is called a grease filled die. If it is, it isn't that uncommon. If it is something else, you might have something worth big bucks$$$

    John

  4. #4

    Feb 2008
    1,487
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    Re: Wheat Penny error?

    Look under die errors. it seems to have caused a shift as it was stamped also.

  5. #5
    us
    Sep 2006
    Montana
    11,702
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    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Wheat Penny error?

    I dunno about the error - but your pictures are fab!

  6. #6
    us
    Dec 2004
    South Florida
    70's Whites TM Amphibian, HH Pulse, Ace 250
    24,045
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    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting

    Re: Wheat Penny error?

    what camera u using?

  7. #7
    us
    Sep 2005
    Knox, Indiana
    Whites DFX & Beach Hunter ID
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    93 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Wheat Penny error?

    it is either extra metal on die- a piece of copper from another penny got pressed onto yours
    or, a die chip- where a chunk of die is broken and its absence is shown with extra copper

    HH
    -GC

  8. #8
    us
    Best find 1817 Large Cent

    Dec 2006
    Chittenango, NY
    White's DFX 300 Sunray DX-1 probe/ XLT Sunray XL-1 probe
    751
    7 times

    Re: Wheat Penny error?

    Quote Originally Posted by bigcypresshunter
    what camera u using?
    Sony DSC T-200

    The magnifying glass mode is great for coins.

    Here is a long review that goes over all it has to offer.

    http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/sony/dsc_t200-review/

    HH,
    Donny
    "All I ask for are back roads lined with cellar holes and a Prius to drive them with."

  9. #9
    us
    Jun 2008
    Illinois
    Whites DFX E Series
    141

    Re: Wheat Penny error?

    Nice! This appears to be a die chip (cud if found on the rim). Definitely not a grease-filled die ... that would make the '5' disappear. This happens when a piece of the die chips away and the planchet metal fills the void when the coin is struck. Due to the location and size you may want to send it in to one of the grading services for authentification (PCGS, NGC or ANACS). Nice find.
    Southern Heartland Mountain Man

  10. #10
    us
    Dec 2004
    South Florida
    70's Whites TM Amphibian, HH Pulse, Ace 250
    24,045
    861 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting

    Re: Wheat Penny error?

    Thanks dj for the camera info.

    My book has it listed as a "clogged 5" error. Its a known error and has some value. How much, I dont know. My book is old (1977) and lists value back then as 40cents.
    "Major Variety and Oddity guide of US coins by Frank G. Spadone". 7th edition
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  11. #11

    Apr 2008
    central new york
    2 compass coin pros
    668

    Re: Wheat Penny error?

    donny, nice find! i think it's called a plugged die. metal from a previous stamp that got smushed in there. Bill
    if you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch!

  12. #12
    us
    Best find 1817 Large Cent

    Dec 2006
    Chittenango, NY
    White's DFX 300 Sunray DX-1 probe/ XLT Sunray XL-1 probe
    751
    7 times

    Re: Wheat Penny error?

    Quote Originally Posted by bigcypresshunter
    Thanks dj for the camera info.

    My book has it listed as a "clogged 5" error. Its a known error and has some value. How much, I dont know. My book is old (1977) and lists value back then as 40cents.
    "Major Variety and Oddity guide of US coins by Frank G. Spadone". 7th edition
    Hmm, looks like the plot thickens
    Thanks for the info
    I should find out what a dealer would sell one for.
    HH,
    Donny
    "All I ask for are back roads lined with cellar holes and a Prius to drive them with."

 

 

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