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04 Feb 2023

I Need Help With This Coin...

| user_84095

Hello everyone! It has been a while since I wrote a blog. I got this really confusing coin at the coin shop I work at. My boss had shown me the coin a few weeks earlier and had decided to give it to me. He said he had no clue what it was. I was so grateful and excited. I took a look at it under a microscope and every detail seemed right. The posture, composition, and weight. I did my research all over Google, eBay, and any other source to find any information. I have never seen this before. The rim has more of a curve to it and the overall size is bigger than the average copper penny. But the weight is the same. It is so confusing. The letters seem to be a lot thinner than a regular strike ( Such as the LIBERTY ). I am blessed to have such a kind boss who would give me something like this to cherish. It has been fun doing the research and I thank him for that. If any of you have ever seen this variety or error please comment below. Thanks!

Comments

Mike

Level 7

It is not a collecting marvel. That's for sure after research I believe its a broad struck cent. This gives the rim a round ish look that's all. Keep looking there are DD and other minted errors. The fact that the L in liberty is almost on the rim is found on many many cents. Keep looking

Speeding Arrow

Level 4

I think it could be a counterfeit coin.

user_84095

Level 4

Thank you all for helping me!

Mal_ANA_YN

Level 5

Collar error.

It's Mokie

Level 6

I am with the broadstruck folks. Thanks for sharing.

AC coin$

Level 6

Beyond error, should be considered a collecting marvel. There are websites specialized in coinage errors. Best of luck.

Kepi

Level 6

What a cool coin! Nice boss to give it to you! Enjoyed your blog! ; )

Russ

Level 4

It looks something similar to a broadstrike error. This happens when the retaining collar for a coin is either broken, or likely in the case of this coin, missing altogether.

I think it is a broadstruck error!

RuralRon

Level 4

Looks like a high relief. Interesting coin. Thanks for sharing.

CoinHunter

Level 5

Looks like a broadstrike error.

Longstrider

Level 6

Looks like some kind of collar error.

Mike

Level 7

I believe its a regular strike. Remember how many million and millions t!They make.And yes after rolling so many years I believe its a regular strike. Doesn't mean I'm right. But if its a mistake its not a big one . Get the book cheery pickers. Get volume one that deals with cents to the nickel. Thanks for the blog. It was interesting!!

Long Beard

Level 5

I believe, yet may be proven wrong, that it was a simple over expansion within the collar during striking which caused it to increase in diameter. Looking at the first image, there appears to be stretching along the rim from the base of Lincoln's bust to the motto. Also, a little unknown fact, over the years the portrait size was adjusted explaining the space difference seen on the third image between Lincoln and the coin edge. Just my thoughts, but thanks for sharing!

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