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  1. Clear photos are not going to make any difference. It is NOT a coin and it is NOT made of gold. It is some sort of token or jeton that has little value. If you are having trouble believing this, take it into any jeweller and have it appraised.
  2. It's a die clash called the "Prisoner Clash" as it makes Abe look like he's behind bars.. If you show the reverse, it may show some clashing there as well. And yes, it is worth keeping.
  3. I don't see any Doubling on the ear. FYI it is not worth sending a coin in to be certified unless it is worth at least $150.00 so that eliminates even most of the minor errors which are probably worth less than $10.00
  4. It's got a severe case of MD with some damage on the 0. No extra value but you can keep it a sample of MD.
  5. Good explanation VKurtB. Grease is sort of a generic word and can also mean the compound used when polishing dies which will give the same effect when it fills the cavity of the letters and is not removed properly.
  6. A grease filled on date and Liberty. Not a DDR.
  7. Not uncommon to have coins plated especially US and Canada coins. Sometimes their plated to be used in jewellery but usually they are plated and sold as novelty or souvenir coins. I bought my granddaughter a set of Canadian cents plated in blue, pink, gold and silver.
  8. Agree with kbbpll after looking at the larger photo. Appears to have been plated and starting to fleck off. Would be considered PMD.
  9. If your going to weigh coins, use a scale that goes to at least two decimal places and how do we know how accurate your scale is. That coin could weigh as little as 3.35 and still register as 3.4. The actual weight of a copper coin is 3.11g with a tolerance of .12g. Also they did preserve copper in WWII when they went to the zinc plated steel cents in 1943.
  10. Your finally learning. It is damage. There are only a certain number of things that cause an error during the striking of a coin, so ask yourself if what you see is possible to happen at that time. If not then then no matter what the cause, it is PMD.
  11. Have seen that quite often. Sometimes happens when a coin rolling/wrapping machine hits the number and pushes it inwards. No matter what the cause, it couldn't happen during the striking of the coin so it is PMD.
  12. The quarter is just MD, fairly common. The Nickel is not close to FS, too many breaks. Keep searching, something is bound to show up.
  13. There are over 50 different DDO variations in 1962 but unfortunately none involve the ear. It looks like yours has some minor damage. You can see where the earlobe has taken what appears to be a hit. FYI- Note all Doubled Ears are at the bottom of the lobe, some are at the back and some even show doubling at the top.
  14. Good call Hinkle Just a damaged coin. Maybe someone was trying to "create" an error coin. It happens more than you may think.