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2018 vdb above date?

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  • FredWeinbergFredWeinberg Posts: 5,695 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Pareidolia

    ….. the result of contact marks
    …… not an error coin

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  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,847 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Obvious damage. Value is one cent.

    All glory is fleeting.
  • FrazFraz Posts: 1,515 ✭✭✭✭✭

  • Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 2,961 ✭✭✭✭✭

  • GreenstangGreenstang Posts: 708 ✭✭✭✭

    That would be impossible to happen during the striking of the coin unless
    it was on the striking die. If this was the case there would be hundreds of
    thousands of them out there and would surely have been noticed by now.
    What you have is just a damaged cent worth a cent.

  • When I look at it with the magnifying glass I can see a clear letter d what looks like a V above it and what looks like a b blow it and they are the same size as the actual VDB to me it almost looks like somebody was trying to fake a punch mark it definitely looks weird and I don't think it's pareidolia not this time I wish my phone could take better pictures.

  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,497 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's not a mint error. You can study and magnify it as much as you want but that won't change.

    If the letters you think you see are incuse then they would have had to have been raised on the face of the die, which is not credible. The obvious answer is that someone or something hit the coin after it was struck. (Looks like a hit from a reeded coin to me).

    Every minute you spend scrutinizing this coin is time away from searching for real errors or varieties.

  • tincuptincup Posts: 4,719 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hope springs eternal... or something like that. Better pictures won't help in this case.

    If you are fairly new in this hobby, listen to the experts; FredWeinberg is one of those. Keep looking.... there ARE good ones out there to be found; just have to learn to tell which ones are the real deal. I've been in this hobby most of my life.... and I'm still learning also.

    ----- kj
  • Tom147Tom147 Posts: 1,401 ✭✭✭✭✭

    PMD As the experts have said. Ask yourself how this could have happened in the minting process. The simple answer is, it is impossible.

  • Thanks for all your comments and replies. I appreciate you guys for all your dedication and knowledge! I stopped by a coin shop and they said the same thing you guys said. I also bought silver bullion while I was there LOL

  • tincuptincup Posts: 4,719 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You are off to a good start! Welcome to the forum!

    ----- kj
  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,146 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Actually looks more like reed hits from a quarters edge.

  • silviosisilviosi Posts: 444 ✭✭✭

    Not a second VDB.

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  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,580 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Those darn Keebler elves are at it again!

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  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,497 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 13, 2024 10:17AM

    @azurephale said:
    Thanks for all your comments and replies. I appreciate you guys for all your dedication and knowledge! I stopped by a coin shop and they said the same thing you guys said. I also bought silver bullion while I was there LOL

    I'm sensing a business opportunity here. 🤔

    A dealer puts odd-looking coins into circulation, and when people bring them in for an opinion he sells them other stuff. B)

  • FrazFraz Posts: 1,515 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @tincup said:
    You are off to a good start! Welcome to the forum!

    Yeah, thanks for a courteous reply to what you did not want to hear.
    Follow the coin roll hunting thread and see what makes you move. One learns some quick tricks there and improves one’s chances of finding something by looking through rolls. It requires study to be thorough, though.
    It’s okay to post a pic of a coin and ask if it is worth submission to a TPG. Do your homework if you want to avoid a good slathering of ennui.
    In the end, you have to make that determination because it only receives an official grade when it is in hand before eyes—not photos.
    If you’re serious, read.

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