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DISCOVERY COIN CHALLENGE #2 Would YOU have this coin graded?

I recently posted an indian head penny with a damaged T on the REV. I appreciate all the honest feedback. But you know that was just a test right? I was testing myself to see if I actually knew anything at all about this. I obviously have quite a bit to study up on. so thank you. Ok, 2 hrs. of research later. .. Check this out. 1987 D . variety exists as RPM, but this one has so much more to it. I see 2 D's on GOD with one pointing up, a crack under TRUST, no L on LIBERTY, plus DD OBV. and REV. So my question is. Is it worth the trouble to have it graded? I am seriously considering it.

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,812 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Don't submit it! It's some type of die deterioration. It's not a discovery coin, not RPM, not DDO or DDR.

    If you do submit it, post the results here when you get it back.

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

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    jonathanbjonathanb Posts: 3,425 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Your coin has obvious damage. Even if there was a real variety underneath the damage, you're going have a hard time convincing anyone to acknowledge what can't be proven at this point.

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,943 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's not a "crack", it's some kind of damage as is the D in God.

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    GreenstangGreenstang Posts: 810 ✭✭✭✭

    The two D’s are damage.
    The crack is just a hit.
    There are no DD’s.
    Not a RPM.
    Value 1 cent.
    Please study up on the minting process.

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    silverpopsilverpop Posts: 6,599 ✭✭✭✭✭

    nope

    just a common everyday penny i find in my change nothing special or important about the coin

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    291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,942 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Damage, damage and more damage.

    All glory is fleeting.
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    JBKJBK Posts: 14,771 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Agree with all the above, except the OP.

    You spent two hours on this damaged cent? :#

    You seen anxious to come up with a "discovery coin". It might be best to study and learn the basics first.

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,943 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JBK said:
    Agree with all the above, except the OP.

    You spent two hours on this damaged cent? :#

    You seen anxious to come up with a "discovery coin". It might be best to study and learn the basics first.

    And look for recognized varieties. There's a lot more of those than discoveries.

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    MsMorrisineMsMorrisine Posts: 32,218 ✭✭✭✭✭

    it's corroding, too.

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    EXOJUNKIEEXOJUNKIE Posts: 1,609 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I just wasted two minutes of my life on this thread. :s

    I'm addicted to exonumia ... it is numismatic crack!

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    thanks guys . I actually spent 2 hrs doing research on what to look for on a coin. Discovery just sounded good to me. Once again thank you for your input. they are definitely helping me learn. story. I helped my aunt clean her shed, she gave me an old jar with coins and presto. here i am. If I ask about a coin on this platform, you can be sure I checked everywhere that I know of first.

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,943 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JOKERMLS said:
    thanks guys . I actually spent 2 hrs doing research on what to look for on a coin. Discovery just sounded good to me. Once again thank you for your input. they are definitely helping me learn. story. I helped my aunt clean her shed, she gave me an old jar with coins and presto. here i am. If I ask about a coin on this platform, you can be sure I checked everywhere that I know of first.

    99.99% chance there is no valuable varieties in there much less discovery coins. But if you want to look, start with varietyvista.com and search for known varieties. Better yet, look at actual variety coins on auction sites and websites like varietyvista.

    99 99% of unusual marks on coins are just circulation damage. Learning to recognize that is the first step.

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    Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 3,700 ✭✭✭✭✭

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    coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,790 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hamilton has made an appearance... someone please get the bucket.

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    Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 7,637 ✭✭✭✭✭

    No

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    goldengolden Posts: 9,063 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Oy vey.

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    BryceMBryceM Posts: 11,733 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Rare coins are…….. well, rare. This one is worth 1 cent.

    Most serious, lifelong collectors never find a “discovery coin” despite a lifetime of educated hunting.

    Errors are easier to find, but not exactly common.

    Varieties are easiest to find, but only a few have real monetary value.

    Mostly, learn a lot, and have fun along the way. :)

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,812 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BryceM said:
    Rare coins are…….. well, rare. This one is worth 1 cent.

    Most serious, lifelong collectors never find a “discovery coin” despite a lifetime of educated hunting.

    Errors are easier to find, but not exactly common.

    Varieties are easiest to find, but only a few have real monetary value.

    Mostly, learn a lot, and have fun along the way. :)

    Do you have any discovery coins?

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

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    BryceMBryceM Posts: 11,733 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 8, 2024 8:43PM

    Nope. I don't even look at my change. I am (was) more of a slab collector. Even if I saw one, I'm not familiar enough with the varieties of any given series that I'd recognize it. Outside chance if it was a Peace dollar, but even then, it would at most probably be a new die state of a known variety or some other equally esoteric thing.

    Everyone enjoys the hobby in different ways. I've tried roll hunting a bit. After a few, I got bored, and just figured it wasn't for me.

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,812 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BryceM said:
    Nope. I don't even look at my change. I am (was) more of a slab collector. Even if I saw one, I'm not familiar enough with the varieties of any given series that I'd recognize it. Outside chance if it was a Peace dollar, but even then, it would at most probably be a new die state of a known variety or some other equally esoteric thing.

    Everyone enjoys the hobby in different ways. I've tried roll hunting a bit. After a few, I got bored, and just figured it wasn't for me.

    That's true. There are many different aspects to this hobby.

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

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    SmudgeSmudge Posts: 9,254 ✭✭✭✭✭

    No.

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    JWPJWP Posts: 17,688 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not worth the $$ you would spend to get it graded. Almost looks like a parking lot find. Bottom line - your money and your choice.

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    Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,673 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Submit it, it's your money. And there is a lesson waiting for you when it comes back. We'll be here to explain the rejection code(s). Good luck. Peace Roy

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