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Hi - newby here - is this really a 1939 reverse flip error penny? Thanks!

My son was going through my 1980 era coin collection and I thought nothing was really valuable from it but he found this penny. I looked it up and it appears to have the e pluribus unum from the back struck on the front. So from what I can tell this might be a reverse flip? Also, I assume the giant pockmark on the coin makes it worth less or does grade not matter for error coins? (PS, I see my mint roll of 50 1980 D Pennies might be worth about a $1 a penny! That's a kick in the pants)

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    lcutlerlcutler Posts: 502 ✭✭✭✭

    That is just damaged, another coin was pressed into it. The reversed incuse letters are the key, it would be raised and normal if it was from the die.

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    GreenstangGreenstang Posts: 803 ✭✭✭✭

    That is what is known as a vise coin where a coin has been pressed into another.
    Also the “ giant pockmark” looks like it has been struck by something, you can see
    Where it is protruding out the reverse. Just a damaged cent worth it’s weight in copper.

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    @lcutler said:
    That is just damaged, another coin was pressed into it. The reversed incuse letters are the key, it would be raised and normal if it was from the die.

    aha yes I see that now- thanks for replying!

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