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2011 Lincoln penny, hidden #


Hi guys, got a 2011 Lincoln penny that has a mystery number on top of 11 on the date, curious about this one.
Thanks again for all feedbacks.
Vin

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    TetromibiTetromibi Posts: 944 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't see anything. Better pics?

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    Insider2Insider2 Posts: 14,452 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You are going to need to post a sharper image. Nevertheless, if you look at enough coins with enough magnification, eventually you will see every letter of the alphabet and every numeral. Get what I'm saying? Let's hope you actually have something! :smiley:

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    david3142david3142 Posts: 3,423 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Additional pics are not necessary. This is not an error. I’m sure there is a good reference available that will detail the different kinds of errors which can occur. Honestly, you are wasting your time looking so hard for these and taking pictures/uploading them. What are your collecting goals?

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    silverpopsilverpop Posts: 6,599 ✭✭✭✭✭

    IMHO looks like a scratch or where something hit the coin

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    Insider2Insider2 Posts: 14,452 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @david3142 said: "Additional pics are not necessary. This is not an error. I’m sure there is a good reference available that will detail the different kinds of errors which can occur. Honestly, you are wasting your time looking so hard for these and taking pictures/uploading them."

    I sure wish I knew as much as you! Perhaps you can suggest a guide for the OP dealing with 2011-D cents. Only thing I can think of is Wiles, Wexler, or one of the Lincoln sites. Unfortunately, new "micro" oddities that are not very valuable are being discovered all the time. Even with a fuzzy image there appears to be a raised mark next to the PMD. Perhaps just some pushed up metal due to damage. It may even be part of a minor clash. In any case, at least one member here (me) is curious enough to see a sharp image so I can actually make an informed comment. :blush:

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    BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 8,051 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I was curious about the "kite tail" in the upper left corner on the "D" mintmark.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There 'appears' to be a '5' image above the date..... I cannot be sure if it is just PMD or something else... a really clear picture would help. It could be just a compression contact with another coin. Cheers, RickO

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    FredWeinbergFredWeinberg Posts: 5,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's Numismatic Pareidolia

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    for PCGS. A 49+-Year PNG Member...A full numismatist since 1972, retired in 2022
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    Insider2Insider2 Posts: 14,452 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yeah, the "donkey tail D" variety!

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