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Error 1838, 1846 Large Cents??

Hello from cold, snowy New England!

I have had this 1838 cent kicking around for quite some time and I'm wondering what ever happened to Miss Liberty's nose? I couldn't find a variety for 1838 with this feature and I have examined the coin with good light and magnification.

The 1846 cent has just the faintest hint of the 1 in the date visible. Could this be something in the die obscuring the 1, or perhaps a bit of cloth got into the press?

May I ask for the thoughts of you experts out there? Are these true mint errors? My apologies for the less-than-stellar photos. I'm still trying to improve my skills.




  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 8,710 ✭✭✭✭✭

    New type coin. 1938 Lord Voldemort obverse. lol. Do not know other than PMD.
    1946 was probably a grease filled die incident. Common occurrence if so. Doubt that either are valuable errors, but that's just my opinion

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  • Piano1Piano1 Posts: 233 ✭✭✭

    Hello, jesbroken.

    I had to go and look up Lord Voldemort and, having found a photo online, I certainly see the resemblance. I kinda' thought that Miss Liberty on the 1838 large cent looked like my grouchy neighbor but I think your comparison is somewhat better. 🤣 I had similar thoughts to yours about the 1846 but the 1838 cent has me scratching my head a bit.

    I appreciate your thoughts. Now I know who Lord Voldemort is to boot!


  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,480 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Agreed... PMD on the 1838 and grease filled die on the 1846... bother have sort of an odd color too. Cant tell ifits just the imaging but may have been cleaned too.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    PMD on the 1838 and grease filled die on the 1846... My votes to join the consensus. Cheers, RickO

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