Controversial Cents The following is a list of the most popular Lincoln cent varieties that could be considered controversial. It is a unique example, and its existence is truly mysterious. The coin was discovered by a California collector in The collector submitted the cent to Secret Service Forensic Division, and in their opinion the coin was genuine.
The coin was then examined by numismatists representing the major coin grading companies who were of the opinion the coin should receive a "No Decision" grade because its authenticity could not be guaranteed.
The coin was sent to the Secret Service for a second time, and once again their opinion was that the cent was genuine. A power optical scanning electron micrograph showed that the coin was not a composition of two coins, an altered date, or a tooled coin.
Inthe coin was sent to PCGS. PCGS was of the opinion that the cent was produced by fabricated dies made using spark erosion. Spark erosion is a very complicated form of creating counterfeit dies from existing coins. PCGS would not certify the coin. Several experts have since examined the coin with various opinions regarding its authenticity.
Inthe current owners of the cent threatened anyone who made disparaging comments about the coins authenticity with legal action. The coin was intended for sale on Sept. The coin was pulled after convicted forger and murderer Mark Hofmann claims responsibility for forging of the D mule. Hofmann claimed to have made the coin using an electroplating process. The coin was re-examined by Secret Service who found no merit to the forger's claims.
Many experts including, Charles Daughtrey and John W. Bordner, believe that this variety is in fact an OMM. Parts of what look to be an S mintmark can be seen Northeast of the primary mintmark. Later die states show a clearer S mintmark. The variety also displays a repunched D mintmark. A recent re-evaluation of this variety using high magnification photos and computer generated overlays of an EDS specimen revealed that at best this variety was the upper loop of an inverted S punch.
While it is possible, it does not appear to be probable. I think to posit a partial inverted S punch as the best explanation of the anomaly stretches the bounds of credulity.
The upper line is easily seen as the intersection of two die scratches. It addition to not being strong enough to be from a punch, it is not in the right position for the size of S punch available, therefore its significance must be summarily dismissed.Search CCF Members. Active Users. There are currentlyusers on this website.
Welcome Guest! Need help? Got a question? Inherit some coins? Our coin forum is completely free! Register Now! I have a D error Lincoln Penny and want to know if anyone knows what the value on it is. Report this Post to the Staff. Picture Please. Would have to see it to give grade or value. Probably due to a die chip.
But pictures would let us know for sure. Images would help a lot. Richard S. Cooper Some have asked about my images I use and I'm glad to say, you can now you can see the DVD in sections on youtube: 1. Intro, older coins, toned coins 2. Doubled dies 3. Die events, One of a kind errors 4.
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Mint Error Coins. Quick links. I was going through my change and came across a D penny that has the word "trust" stamped very faintly by the date. I'm still trying to take a good enough picture to show but I'll try to be descriptive for now. Along the edge of the coin starting next to the mint mark, you can see most of the "T". It's raised so I know it's a stamp and not just an impression from another coin.
The rest of the word trust begins at the end of the date stamp. Has anyone seen anything like what I'm describing? I'm going to putts around with my phone and lightning to see if I can get a decent enough picture. But any information until then would be helpful. It doesn't sound like any error and isn't a variety so the images are extremely important.
It's obvious with the naked eye, but not in a picture so much. So I Went ahead and tried a negative exposure and it seemed to work a little to show the "T" better. Even if it turns out to be nothing, I think it's kinda neat. Let me know what you think it might be.
Even if it's nothing. It's there!Variety coin guru Billy Crawford has published in his outstanding Die Variety News magazine an article about a remarkable find that should excite all of those who love to hunt for valuable coins in their pocket change. This isn't just another one of those types where the teeny little seated statue of Lincoln shows one or two extra knees. Using your loop first inspect the date.
If the looks slightly thicker than a normal coin, this could be an indication that you have found a doubled die coins. If there looks like there is an extra "Y" beneath the last one, this is another indication that the coin is a doubled die. This should be most obvious when looking at the coin using a loupe. This should also have the illusion that there is a second L just below the first L. Look at the lower left corner of the L where the vertical line meets the horizontal line.
If there is also a notch at this juncture, this is another indication that the coin is a doubled die. If there appears to be a vertical indentation that runs the length of the vertical bars that make up the letter N, this is the final diagnostic that the coin you have is the Lincoln Cent Obverse Doubled Die Variety.
This low value is indicative of a die variety that is not spectacular and can be difficult to identify. Edited by: James Bucki.
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Inherit some coins? Our coin forum is completely free! Register Now! Please note: I am new to collecting coins. I was looking through some bank rolls of pennies. I found a D penny The AM are "to me touching together" if not almost. Below the shoulder at about 7 o'clock has the initials VDB. I just found it, 1 hour before post, I could not find ANY info online. My camera is not good enough to view details. I am currently trying to find a camera made to capture small details. Is this cent valuable?.
Also any help on a good camera for capturing details would be nice! Thanks for reading! Report this Post to the Staff. Thanks for the reply. I dont know much about U. S coins. Errers and Varietys. Mynana01, nope. All D Close AM's are normal. You must mean the, and Wide AM's. More information about Die Deterioration? Mint Coin Die Set information.
Scroll down, so you can see the different die state progressions. Or he is thinking of the cents which are all supposed to be WAM. Conder, you are correct on that too. View Last New Topics. View Last Active Topics. Disclaimer: While a tremendous amount of effort goes into ensuring the accuracy of the information contained in this site, Coin Community assumes no liability for errors.An error coin is a coin that was manufactured incorrectly by a mint.
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Struck Fragments. Mated Pairs. Proof Errors.When I began collecting coins, I was only interested in old ones because I thought they were the only ones that were valuable. Once I started researching coins, I discovered that many can still be found in circulation today are worth a lot of money. I was blown away by how much some of these coins are worth. It was unbelievable. Now that I've finished my research, I want to share my results with you.
Here is a list of ten valuable pennies that might be in your pocket change right now. Doubled die coins have an additional, noticeable, misaligned image on them due to an error during the die hubbing process.
Inall copper pennies were made out of steel. The U. Mint decided to use steel instead of copper because they needed the copper for military equipment during World War 2. A few known copper coins escaped from the mint. There are only a few known to exist, but it is believed that there may be more out there.
This penny has visible doubling on the front of the coin. This is another coin that has distinct doubling on the obverse front side of the coin. Even though this coin is very rare, it is still being found today.
Its value can reach the thousands. The doubling on this penny is found on the reverse back side of the coin. If you look closely or compare it to another penny from the same year, you will easily notice this error. Ina few pennies escaped the eye of the U. Mint with doubling seen on Lincoln's ear. Looking carefully, if you have the right coin, you will clearly see that the ear is doubled.
As far as value goes, this penny is worth a few hundred dollars. Find all of your pennies from and check their backsides. Therefore, the pennies from should have a noticeable space between the "A" and the "M.
Major 2006 Doubled Die Penny
Inthe penny switched to a close AM design—the two letters actually touch! A few of them managed to slip by with the old, wide AM design. If you can track down one of these rarities, it could be worth anywhere from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand depending on its condition. The '98, '99, and '00 penny should have a closed AM design. However, there are a few that have the wide design.
These are the ones you want to find.