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1962 Lincoln penny errors

Hey guys, needed your expertise on this Lincoln cent, search web and couldn't find anything. Going through my coins and I found this 62 penny that has an error on LIBERTY. If you look at the letter T, it's actually looks to be #7. I know my eyes is not deceiving me. Definitely seems like an error.


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    TreashuntTreashunt Posts: 6,747 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is too blurry to see anything


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    david3142david3142 Posts: 3,421 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 10, 2017 11:49AM

    It is just a bit of damage but it does indeed look like a 7. You might want to familiarize yourself with the type of errors that are possible. Also, the odds of you finding a valuable error are vanishingly small.

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    291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,944 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nothing there but post-mint damage.

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    WoodenJeffersonWoodenJefferson Posts: 6,491 ✭✭✭✭

    Ah yes, the Liberty Bell 7 which honored Gus Grissom's 1961 successful suborbital flight and then the unexpected sinking of that Mercury #11 capsule.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Your eyes are not deceiving you... it is PMD that makes the T look like a 7. Definitely not a mint error. Cheers, RickO

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    FredWeinbergFredWeinberg Posts: 5,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Contact mark/hit mark

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    Wouldn't that still fall under error, because all my 62 pennies are normal strikes

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    david3142david3142 Posts: 3,421 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 10, 2017 11:50AM

    Post mint damage is not an error. An error has to happen at the mint, prior to or during striking.

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    So contact/hit is not done in the mint?

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    david3142david3142 Posts: 3,421 ✭✭✭✭✭

    No. Coins certainly acquire some marks when they are dumped into bins and transported but those aren’t errors either. What really matters is whether the alteration is post-striking.

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