Embedded Mintmark

I found this Penny with the "D" mintmark embedded in the coin. Has anyone seen anything like this? Was it a mistake at the mint or did someone try to do this later on? Is it worth more than 1¢?


  • Insider2Insider2 Posts: 13,624 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Your coin has been altered outside the Mint.

  • BillDugan1959BillDugan1959 Posts: 3,641 ✭✭✭✭✭


  • GluggoGluggo Posts: 3,231 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow that might even be an illegal legal tender. Wonder if they would refuse it at Walmart. Nice find though sort of a counter sink variety. Are there more out there sort of like the George Washington dollar track me where I go/spend.

  • divecchiadivecchia Posts: 5,615 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It looks like some used a punch to add a "D" to the cent.

    Post Mint Damage.


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  • CoinCrazyPACoinCrazyPA Posts: 2,746 ✭✭✭✭

    Post mint damage.

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  • SmudgeSmudge Posts: 4,628 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What they said. Spend it.

  • BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 4,042 ✭✭✭✭✭

    PMD. Someone "sucker punched" the "D".

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  • JBKJBK Posts: 6,429 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The reverse probably shows an indentation from the obverse, apoearing as a slight bulge on the reverse, a strong hint about what caused this.

  • rickoricko Posts: 70,953 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @WestonNey... Welcome aboard.... Yes, your coin has suffered PMD.... no numismatic value. Cheers, RickO

  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 3,332 ✭✭✭✭✭

    No doubt about it.... it's PMD... value...one cent.

  • 10000lakes10000lakes Posts: 734 ✭✭✭✭

    Maybe it was once owned by a descendant of Dexter or Dunham - family traditions are hard to break.

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 20,342 ✭✭✭✭✭

    pmd. some what fugly, jmo

  • FredWeinbergFredWeinberg Posts: 4,599 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1KLakes - that's pretty funny !

    (wonder how many get it?)

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  • astroratastrorat Posts: 8,332 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @10000lakes said:
    Maybe it was once owned by a descendant of Dexter or Dunham - family traditions are hard to break.

    On a Lincoln cent? Wow ... that would have to be one 'down and out' descendant!

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  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 2,956 ✭✭✭✭✭

    D D D D.....D D D D, Bethovens 5th. Peace Roy

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