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1954 s penny with the 5 looking odd. Help opinion

handymanhandyman Posts: 5,231 ✭✭✭✭✭

Any thoughts what this is exactly. Was found in my dads change.

Worth or j
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  • handymanhandyman Posts: 5,231 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 5, 2024 11:24AM

    Bar on the 5 seems extended

  • handymanhandyman Posts: 5,231 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Also thoughts on this one. We think it’s a 1995 double die








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  • ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 8,495 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Die chip on the 54 s and wire wheel damage on the 1995. ;)

  • handymanhandyman Posts: 5,231 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I’m newish to coins. So the 1995 is an altered coin and not factory error?

  • ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 8,495 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @handyman said:
    So the 1995 is an altered coin and not factory error?

    Correct, it's post mint damage not an error, worth one cent. ;)

  • Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 3,002 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @handyman said:
    I’m newish to coins. So the 1995 is an altered coin and not factory error?

    It's obviously damaged.

  • GreenstangGreenstang Posts: 716 ✭✭✭✭

    Overkill on the photos, 1 good cropped photo of each side would suffice.
    Agree with a die chip and PMD on your 1 cent coins.
    No extra value to either.

  • handymanhandyman Posts: 5,231 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Obvious but I thought maybe damaged from the mint. Rookie here

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,281 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @handyman said:
    Obvious but I thought maybe damaged from the mint. Rookie here

    The first question is always: how would that happen in the normal minting process?

    99.9999% of all "features" on circulated coinage are "post-mint damage" (PMD) as we call it.

    Zinc core cents are prone to corrosion, which is what you are seeing there. The corrosion process, when in the presence of acidic pH gives rise to hydrogen bubbles which will push up against the copper plating and, eventually burst through.

  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,157 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 6, 2024 11:17AM

    The DDO in 1995 was from Philly not Denver also.

  • maddoemaddoe Posts: 31 ✭✭✭

    @Steven59 said:
    The DDO in 1995 was from Philly not Denver also.

    https://d1htnxwo4o0jhw.cloudfront.net/pcgs/cert/45648435/small/246328617.png
    1995-D DDO

  • BJandTundraBJandTundra Posts: 383 ✭✭✭✭

    @handyman said:
    I’m newish to coins. So the 1995 is an altered coin and not factory error?

    A 'factory" error"? That's a new one.

  • Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 3,002 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BJandTundra said:

    @handyman said:
    I’m newish to coins. So the 1995 is an altered coin and not factory error?

    A 'factory" error"? That's a new one.

    He's a card guy. "Factory error" is a card term.

  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,157 ✭✭✭✭✭

    From PCGS:
    "1995-D Double Die Lincoln Cent. The United States Mint employee told them the doubled dies he showed them were intentionally struck in order to educate mint employees on what a doubled die coin looked like.
    The only problem is that finding a 1995-D Doubled Die Lincoln Cent can prove to be very difficult. If we look at PCGS CoinFacts, we show only 10 total examples that have ever sold at auction."

    Well if he has a 1995-D DDO then he better run, not walk, to the auction house! :)

  • handymanhandyman Posts: 5,231 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 7, 2024 5:51PM

    "Well if he has a 1995-D DDO then he better run, not walk, to the auction house! :)"
    But mine is a damaged coin right? Im just honestly asking is this a gradable coin? My dad found it in his change

  • IkesTIkesT Posts: 2,356 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 7, 2024 7:00PM

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