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Mint Errors ?

Got these in change today. You can barely see the LIBERTY on the penny's obverse. Are these errors from the mint? Thanks.

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  • May I ask how to know the difference? Is there a publication? Thank you.

  • ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 8,001 ✭✭✭✭✭

    "May I ask how to know the difference?"

    Learn about the minting process, and there are publications about it.
    There isn't publications on different types of PMD because there is thousands of ways to damage a coin.

  • Unit91Unit91 Posts: 13
    edited June 26, 2022 9:42AM

    Thanks to you all very much! I watched a video but it didn't show the entire process.

  • dunkleosteus430dunkleosteus430 Posts: 469 ✭✭✭✭

    Somebody seems to have somehow scraped off the design on the quarter's reverse, maybe with a Dremel or something.
    The cent looks like it got scraped up on both sides, likely in a parking lot or other asphalt/cement area.

    The quarter is interesting in that a certain mint error, called a "die cud", could make a coin look similar. However, your quarter was damaged and part of it was rubbed off. Here is a genuine die cud on a cent:

    It would be caused by the coin's die breaking and a piece falling off. Here are some pictures of dies with die cuds:

    (The dies pictured a from a private mint, not the U.S. mint. They were used to make tokens.)

    Young Numismatist

  • Thank you. I watched the Mint video as well. Thanks for the photos and info.

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