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I found a penny and need some help determining its value and/or rarity

I have a penny that appears to have the tails side printed over the heads side, I see no signs of it being a fake, the coin looks normal with the exception of one side having the other on it and some slight markings on the flip side it seems to be a tad off center or misaligned, I could be wrong but when I flip the coin I feel like Lincoln doesn't line up right to the tails side.


  • ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 2,593 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Welcome to the forum! :)

    We would need a clearer photo of the obverse (front) of the coin to be able to help more.

  • ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 2,593 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It looks like glue the more I look at it.

  • I will try to get a cleaner picture buy my camera on my phone isn't the best. Is there a definitive way to test for glue without ruining the coin if its not?

  • These are the best my phone can do, I see a few markings that don't look like glue to me but I have no idea.

  • ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 2,593 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Much better photos! Thanks :)

    Sorry, that is glue. Someone glued two together.

  • ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 2,593 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Notice how the Memorial design you are seeing is raised. You can see some of the copper color showing thru the slightly clear/yellowed glue.

  • I applied heat and you were right, the memorial building melted away, sad but at least I didn't go through any real trouble trying to get it graded or anything, thanks for the help.

  • HemisphericalHemispherical Posts: 9,373 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Acetone may have worked.

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 3,965 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Treat yourself to a pint of acetone. It's a great organic solvent. No residue, evaporates fast. Peace Roy

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