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Is this Wheat Cent struck through grease or PMD?

Hi everyone, this one has me curious, would really like your thoughts.


  • RinggyRinggy Posts: 52 ✭✭

    I thought I up loaded both sides

  • jonathanbjonathanb Posts: 3,414 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think there's a decent chance it was struck on a tapered planchet, but you'll be hard put to prove it in that condition.

  • RinggyRinggy Posts: 52 ✭✭

    Understand, thanks, I never heard of a tapered plate before, I knew it wasn't worth much more than 1 cent

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,781 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't know but I like it. Others will chime in.

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,717 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I wouldn't give up just yet....


  • emeraldATVemeraldATV Posts: 4,028 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I got nothing.
    Smooth as a wind blown sand dune.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I look forward to inputs from those alerted above... but tapered planchet or grease filled die look possible... Cheers, RickO

  • tincuptincup Posts: 4,758 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like a neat find to me. I suspect a tapered planchet also.

    ----- kj
  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,717 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @emeraldATV said:
    Smooth as a wind blown sand dune.

    What kind of sand dunes are you seeing? :#:D

  • jacrispiesjacrispies Posts: 711 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My first impression was a tapered planchet. Looks to be a genuine mint error at the least.

    "For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord" Romans 6:23. Young fellow suffering from Bust Half fever.

  • seanqseanq Posts: 8,570 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Can you weigh it? I am leaning toward PMD, on a tapered planchet the devices have a certain look as they fade out toward the thin side. Your coin may just be too worn to show the diagnostics, but specifically the bottom of the bust and the date area look suspect to me. The way the rim at K6 on the obverse bleeds in toward the center of the coin is also not something I would expect from a tapered planchet.

    I am curious to see what some other error guys have to say - paging @cmerlo1 @jonathan @CaptHenway .

    Sean Reynolds

    Incomplete planchets wanted, especially Lincoln Cents & type coins.

    "Keep in mind that most of what passes as numismatic information is no more than tested opinion at best, and marketing blather at worst. However, I try to choose my words carefully, since I know that you guys are always watching." - Joe O'Connor
  • CaptHenwayCaptHenway Posts: 31,529 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Boy, I don't know. My initial gut feeling was genuine tapered planchet, but the more I look at it the more I wonder. I guess I would want to see it in hand before offering an opinion.

    Numismatist. 50 year member ANA. Winner of four ANA Heath Literary Awards; three Wayte and Olga Raymond Literary Awards; Numismatist of the Year Award 2009, and Lifetime Achievement Award 2020. Winner numerous NLG Literary Awards.
  • jonathanbjonathanb Posts: 3,414 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Weight wouldn't help here. We can see from the pictures that something is going on with this coin. The question is whether it was struck that way or damaged after it left the mint. It can be lightweight as struck, or lightweight as damaged. The weight alone doesn't tell you.

  • FredWeinbergFredWeinberg Posts: 5,719 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I agree with Tom – my initial thought was it’s a tapered-end Planchet.

    However, the corresponding area on the reverse should be much weaker in detail, and it’s only slightly weaker -I would also need to have someone see it in-hand before making a final determination

    Retired Collector & Dealer in Major Mint Error Coins & Currency since the 1960's.Co-Author of Whitman's "100 Greatest U.S. Mint Error Coins", and the Error Coin Encyclopedia, Vols., III & IV. Retired Authenticator for Major Mint Errors
    for PCGS. A 49+-Year PNG Member...A full numismatist since 1972, retired in 2022

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