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Thank you for even reading this. I know some people post things that are easily researchable if laziness wasn't why they won't. So please know I have searched diligently for months trying to learn as much as possible. I am new to this but never knew this would be something I genuinely love, much like yourself. If you could please respond and let me know which of these you're the most knowledgeable of, I'll message you directly with pics of the coin and question(s).
(I'm open to all feedback except put downs.)
1999 Lincoln cent- mule error
2022 Maya Angelou quarter
PMD or lamination error


  • DeplorableDanDeplorableDan Posts: 2,066 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Sforster, I think you’d have better luck if you just post the pictures of both coins and let the forum have at it. Not all comments may be to your liking, but there are a lot of very knowledgeable numismatists on here that will give you their unfiltered and unbiased opinions. I highly doubt any comments will be “put downs”, worst case scenario is that someone comments that a coin is not an error and is just pmd.

  • BStrauss3BStrauss3 Posts: 2,912 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nope. We don't generally do private viewings - the point of the board is to be open and out in the sunshine so we all keep learning. As Dan said, post individual pictures.

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  • Alrightie, I understand. My post came off horribly. My fears and assumptions took over.
    (Take 2) This isn't one on the list but can I have input on what this would be called?

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  • jacrispiesjacrispies Posts: 520 ✭✭✭✭

    Looks like a regular dime...

    Try taking one photo for each front and back of every coin. No closeups, it will prevent confusion. Your errors will also be visible at no magnification if you are correct.

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  • My pictures look horrible!!! Yikes!!! Sorry, this is my first time posting. I can try to get better pics up real quick. One sec....

  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 7,638 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Your pictures are fine - it's the coin that sucks - Just a normal circulated dime.

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  • I'm trying to get it done, my apologies. It's a school night and mom duty calls. Getting to it asap

  • emeraldATVemeraldATV Posts: 3,673 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Welcome the sand box. Relax and have fun.

  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The dime looks like it was run over in a parking lot. This isn't a joke. That is probably what did happen to it.

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  • Shane6596Shane6596 Posts: 759 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There is no rush. Post pics when you have free time.

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  • rte592rte592 Posts: 1,286 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Typical spender.
    Add to the change jar.

  • OK, sheeeeez!!! I took so many pictures. Let me know if I need to add anything else. I tried so hard to show pics that showed the definition. I have tried for the past 2 hours to upload specific pics but it won't. I'm posting what I can for now (super frustrated!)

  • I seriously don't know how but it looks like the torch that's on the back, is all over the front of the coin in different sizes. There is a really big one across his face. 😲

  • IkesTIkesT Posts: 2,172 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Your coin has post mint damage (PMD) - apparently chemical damage and/or environmental damage.

    @Sforster said:
    I seriously don't know how but it looks like the torch that's on the back, is all over the front of the coin in different sizes. There is a really big one across his face. 😲

    Everything you have just described is pareidolia.

  • 1Mike11Mike1 Posts: 4,414 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It may be die clash you are saying you see.
    Otherwise your coin has environmental damage.

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  • tincuptincup Posts: 4,666 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Welcome to the forum. You are learning... and this is the place to do so.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Sforster... Welcome aboard. Based on your pictures, you have a damaged dime (Post Mint Damage - PMD) Your pictures do not show a die clash - which would be similar to your description. Post full pictures of your other coins in question, and we can help further. Cheers, RickO

  • Thank yall, I'm just studying these coins to get a better eye so in the future I'll know what is normal and can be passed. Online learning can only go so far bc a coin in hand will look so much more different.

  • dsessomdsessom Posts: 2,212 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Sforster in most cases, mint errors aren't immediately obvious when looking at a coin. Things like overdates, doubling, even planchet flaws and die chips usually require magnification to see.

    As a general rule, if you see a coin and it doesn't look right with your eye, it's very likely PMD (Post Mint Damage).

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