RARE MINT ERROR found hunting!

1916 - Die Adjustment Strike.

From what I've gathered, these are some of the rarest mint errors....especially on old coins. This is the third wheat cent die adjustment strike I could find online.... and is by far the oldest.

Going out to PCGS soon!

Thought you guys would like to see. :)


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  • silverpopsilverpop Posts: 4,612 ✭✭✭✭✭

    B) error

    8/11/97

    7/16/65

  • @FadeToBlack said:
    Post mint damage. Save your money.

    I strongly disagree.

  • @silverpop said:
    B) error

    Grade and value opinion?

  • rickoricko Posts: 70,953 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Post Mint Damage.... No grade, no value beyond one cent...Cheers, RickO

  • cheezhedcheezhed Posts: 4,647 ✭✭✭✭

    What makes you think it’s a die adjustment strike?

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  • Not an error but still cool you found a 102 year old coin in circulation.

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  • lkeigwinlkeigwin Posts: 15,323 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 20, 2018 5:55AM

    I seriously doubt PCGS will call that a die adjustment strike. It is a designation almost impossible to prove.

    Even if the coin's state is believed to be a striking error -- and I don't think that's the case here, there are many other reasons a coin can have a weak strike (equipment malfunctions). Trial strikes are the least likely.

    But please come back and tell us what PCGS said.
    Lance.

  • BigABigA Posts: 2,652 ✭✭✭✭

    Looks like it may have been caught in an old washer/dryer....

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

    Good luck!!

  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 18,214 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Value is somewhere between one cent and ONE MILLION DOLLARS!!!!

    My vote goes to one cent.

    All glory is fleeting.
  • ErrorsOnCoinsErrorsOnCoins Posts: 10,671 ✭✭✭✭✭

    washing machine coin for sure, PMD

  • RogerBRogerB Posts: 8,881 ✭✭✭✭✭

    OP - Please explain how a "die adjustment strike" occurs. Members will probably appreciate your attribution and react with greater confidence if they are sure you understand the technology and causes behind your claim. :)

  • JBKJBK Posts: 6,429 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That coin started life fully struck and then got worn down by whatever means.

  • OldEastsideOldEastside Posts: 4,395 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The market is kinda FLAT for the PMD errors.................tee hee

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  • BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 4,081 ✭✭✭✭✭

    OK roomies............calm down. Feel the Love.

    Pete

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

    There is definitely an error here, BUT I'm not so sure it's the coin.

    Donato

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  • BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 4,081 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I will offer this clip from NGC:

    Pete

    "I tell them there's no problems.....only solutions" - John Lennon
  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 2,956 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Okay, show and tell is a good thing. I learned something here, class!....did anyone else learn anything. I gotta go to the can. Can I have a hall pass? Peace Roy

  • BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 4,081 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Namvet69 said:
    Okay, show and tell is a good thing. I learned something here, class!....did anyone else learn anything. I gotta go to the can. Can I have a hall pass? Peace Roy

    I got a hall pass from a teacher back in high school that he didn't put a time or date on.

    I spent the rest of my high school time wandering the halls all day.

    I'm lucky I graduated. ;)

    Pete

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  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 11,413 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thank God we still have the ignore button

  • CameonutCameonut Posts: 6,299 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I wish you well on your submission.

    PLEASE, post the results on this thread so that we can all learn.

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  • SmudgeSmudge Posts: 4,628 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Good low-ball candidate.

  • TwoSides2aCoinTwoSides2aCoin Posts: 40,953 ✭✭✭✭✭

    For fifty dollars you could feed a hungry coin dealer. PM for PayPal address. You'll also need to add 3% to cover the fees. Thanks.

  • kazkaz Posts: 7,161 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Best of luck with the grading.

  • scubafuelscubafuel Posts: 899 ✭✭✭✭

    It could be a weakly struck wheatie. The problem is that it’s also very worn. Generally to be reasonably confident of a weak strike you’ll need a lusterous unc to show lack of detail in the absence of actual wear. This one will not be designated as an error by a tpg for that reason, I think.

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  • ldhairldhair Posts: 6,628 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would think that a Die Adjustment Strike coin would still have a rim.
    With this coin the rim is almost all worn away.

    Larry

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 11,413 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 20, 2018 3:32PM

    @ldhair said:
    I would think that a Die Adjustment Strike coin would still have a rim.
    With this coin the rim is almost all worn away.

    you are trying to reason with a garden gnome - troll variety

  • BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 4,081 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Show and tell? HMMM........I'm just trying to post something that might help. I make no claims or opinions on the OP's coin.

    Time to move on to better things.

    Pete

    "I tell them there's no problems.....only solutions" - John Lennon
  • ldhairldhair Posts: 6,628 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jmlanzaf said:

    @ldhair said:
    I would think that a Die Adjustment Strike coin would still have a rim.
    With this coin the rim is almost all worn away.

    you are trying to reason with a garden gnome - troll variety

    Silly me. It works with my cat.

    Larry

  • lkeigwinlkeigwin Posts: 15,323 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ldhair said:
    I would think that a Die Adjustment Strike coin would still have a rim.
    With this coin the rim is almost all worn away.

    I think the rim on a trial strike is supposed to be weak or missing entirely.
    Lance.

  • santinidollarsantinidollar Posts: 561 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 20, 2018 4:47PM

    @cherrypickerrrrr said:

    @FadeToBlack said:
    Post mint damage. Save your money.

    I strongly disagree.

    It’s your money. Send it away.

  • TwoSides2aCoinTwoSides2aCoin Posts: 40,953 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 21, 2018 6:37AM

    ...I don't (necessarily ) think it's money thrown away, to send in a coin.
    But why ? I cud not tell the guy who sent me this photo what he shud do. It's your money. You already got my two bits .

  • ms70ms70 Posts: 11,650 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Send it in.

    2nd class collector of NON-PREMIER COINS.....

  • RampageRampage Posts: 9,189 ✭✭✭
    edited October 21, 2018 7:58AM

    Definitely not a die adjustment strike. Very well worn mixed in with some post mint damage. Feel free to disagree.

  • morgandollar1878morgandollar1878 Posts: 3,396 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @cherrypickerrrrr I think you should save your $60 plus shipping to PCGS and back. It is not an error like many before me have mentioned. It is really just a seriously worn Lincoln cent that will probably grade Fair-2. I think you should weigh the sucker before you send it in, my bet is that it is under weight from what a copper Lincoln cent is supposed to be. If it was a die adjustment strike it would be 3.11 grams, which is the correct weight.

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  • BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 4,081 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Cameonut said:
    I wish you well on your submission.

    PLEASE, post the results on this thread so that we can all learn.

    Oh YES!!!............by all means do. The suspense is gripping me.

    Pete

    "I tell them there's no problems.....only solutions" - John Lennon
  • gonzergonzer Posts: 2,440 ✭✭✭✭

    @cherrypickerrrrr said:

    @FadeToBlack said:
    Post mint damage. Save your money.

    I strongly disagree.

    Not a die adjustment but someone needs an attitude adjustment.

  • OldhoopsterOldhoopster Posts: 696 ✭✭✭✭

    You should weigh it (as previously recommended) AND measure the diameter. I think it was pressed/flattened at one time after it left the mint. Notice the distance from the IGWT to the edge and compare that to a standard early cent. I think the other devices are spaced too far away from the rim as well. Anything larger than 19mm, would indicate PMD. These would be quick and easy checks to do before claiming you have a rare error, or spend money to have it authenticated.

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