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1994 penny with something I'm not sure of

I found a 1994 penny with a messed up line in the memorial. Just wanted a opinion on it.

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    MarkKelleyMarkKelley Posts: 1,761 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This is just post-minting damage.

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    GreenstangGreenstang Posts: 810 ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 17, 2024 5:55AM

    Welcome to the forum
    Your CENT has just taken a hit, it is PMD
    Also please do not use screen shots, they are too pixilated to see fine detail.

    MarkKelley
    Nice to see someone using the correct terminology for PMD.
    The original meaning is “Post Minting Damage” which means it was damaged
    after the coin was struck. Somewhere along the line it was shortened to “Post
    Mint Damage” which could mean that it was damaged after it left the mint.

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    MarkKelleyMarkKelley Posts: 1,761 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like the term "post-minting" because it includes damage while still at the mint, but after the strike.

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    WAYNEASWAYNEAS Posts: 6,351 ✭✭✭✭✭

    PMD
    Welcome aboard @Bigshad123
    Wayne

    Kennedys are my quest...

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