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So I found this penny in the change collected throughout my day. What do you think, is it a mint error or something someone made? I'm thinking it's a genuine mint error. I can't wrap my head around how this penny was struck.
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Definitely not a mint error, another cent was just pressed into it. The date is there, just flattened by the damage. The fact that the extra lettering is reversed and incused is proof that it was done by another coin and not the die, the corresponding damage on the reverse also confirms that it is damage. When trying to confirm a mint error, you have to ask, where and how in the minting process could it occur. If there is no answer to that question, then it has to be damage.
 
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Definitely not a mint error, another cent was just pressed into it. The date is there, just flattened by the damage. The fact that the extra lettering is reversed and incused is proof that it was done by another coin and not the die, the corresponding damage on the reverse also confirms that it is damage. When trying to confirm a mint error, you have to ask, where and how in the minting process could it occur. If there is no answer to that question, then it has to be damage.
Well it was still worth a few days of excitement anyway. Thanks for your insight.
 

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So I found this penny in the change collected throughout my day. What do you think, is it a mint error or something someone made? I'm thinking it's a genuine mint error. I can't wrap my head around how this penny was struck. View attachment 1995947 View attachment 1995948 View attachment 1995949 View attachment 1995950
Could it be a die cap error. A late stage die cap error. Or is that kind of error called a split-after-strike. Of course I'm new to coin collecting. But I remember reading something about strikes similar to that one. But the double weak image was on the same side not the opposite side. Those are very sought after errors I believe. I'm sure someone here will know.
 

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No, not a die cap error. Check out some pictures of die cap errors and you will see the differences immediately.
 

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Very nice :) i would rather find one like this then one exactly as it was designed
 

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Definitely not a mint error, another cent was just pressed into it. The date is there, just flattened by the damage. The fact that the extra lettering is reversed and incused is proof that it was done by another coin and not the die, the corresponding damage on the reverse also confirms that it is damage. When trying to confirm a mint error, you have to ask, where and how in the minting process could it occur. If there is no answer to that question, then it has to be damage.
Very analytical approach. Good job.
 

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So I found this penny in the change collected throughout my day. What do you think, is it a mint error or something someone made? I'm thinking it's a genuine mint error. I can't wrap my head around how this penny was struck. View attachment 1995947 View attachment 1995948 View attachment 1995949 View attachment 1995950
Looks like a 2000 and something for the year, which I'm sure you saw. I really don't know how the machines work, I was thinking maybe it got stuck and got hit twice, many getting squished by another at the same time.i don't know but it looks like 2 shoulders like they were facing each other.
 

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