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What happened to this 1972 Penny? Wedge Shaped

Hey guys! I found this odd penny, it is slightly wedge shaped with one end thicker than the other. Please look at the pictures and tell me what you think. Is it a mint error?


  • OldhoopsterOldhoopster Posts: 2,930 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Likely a minor misalignment of the dies so that they were not in parallel. I believe I have a few of these from the early 70s squirreled away someplace.

    Interesting IMO, but just minor process variability. Nothing special

    Member of the ANA since 1982
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