Greenstang

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    Greenstang got a reaction from Oldhoopster in 1983 d copper penny   
    Welcome to the Forum
    A picture of both sides will be needed. There  are counterfeits of these cents and would like to eliminate that possibility.
    A side fact:   There are more 1943 copper cents known than 1983, so the odds of even having one let alone two are astronomical.
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    Greenstang got a reaction from Woods020 in 2006 Sacagawea dollar error?? on the "6" of the date   
    It is a Struck Through. Nice closeup pictures.
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    Greenstang got a reaction from Hoghead515 in 2006 Sacagawea dollar error?? on the "6" of the date   
    It is a Struck Through. Nice closeup pictures.
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    Greenstang got a reaction from JT2 in 2006 Sacagawea dollar error?? on the "6" of the date   
    It is a Struck Through. Nice closeup pictures.
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    Greenstang got a reaction from Oldhoopster in 2006 Sacagawea dollar error?? on the "6" of the date   
    It is a Struck Through. Nice closeup pictures.
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    Greenstang got a reaction from Lauren! in 2006 Sacagawea dollar error?? on the "6" of the date   
    Really need a close-up of that area but from what I can see, it looks like it was struck through grease or oil.
     
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    Greenstang got a reaction from Woods020 in I have this dime. Which I can't figure out.   
    Welcome to the Forum 
    Sorry but that is not an error, it has been damaged after it left the mint. Known as PMD ( Post Minting Damage)
    Also please do not handle coins in your hand, hold them by the edges.
     
     
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    Greenstang got a reaction from Mr.Bill347 in Found a crummy old Bicentennial Quarter but seems to have a broken post completely filled D   
    Broken posts are a common problem for any D or P mint mark. They don’t really add any value.
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    Greenstang got a reaction from Modwriter in I have this dime. Which I can't figure out.   
    Welcome to the Forum 
    Sorry but that is not an error, it has been damaged after it left the mint. Known as PMD ( Post Minting Damage)
    Also please do not handle coins in your hand, hold them by the edges.
     
     
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    Greenstang got a reaction from ronnie stein in Just wondering if this a double strike   
    Not sure where you see a Double Strike. If it was Double Struck, the whole coin would be affected, not just one area.
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    Greenstang got a reaction from Hoghead515 in 1982 US Quarter error   
    I'm gettin better! 😊
    Glad to see that you are willing to learn and not just rely on everyone else to do the work for you. This hobby is a lot more fun when you can identify some of the many forms of damage and errors for yourself. Keep on replying to the different questions, it is a good way to teach yourself. State what you thing the right answer is, if your right, great, if your wrong, (and don't worry about being wrong, everyone is once in a while) you will learn the correct answer for the next time.
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    Greenstang got a reaction from Mr.Bill347 in 1944 D Jefferson Nice coin. MS quality? Full steps with a couple of broom on them. LOL   
    Nice coin but neither Full Steps or MS
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    Greenstang got a reaction from vnam1971 in 1943 copper penny   
    There are several visual markers that lead to the conclusion that it is counterfeit.  We do not normally disclose them on the Forum as counterfeiters also read these posts but  I will tell you one easy one to look for. Check the location of the 3 in the date to a genuine one. You will find that yours is further away from the 4. As I said, there are several markers but it only takes one to make it a counterfeit.
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    Greenstang got a reaction from vnam1971 in 1943 copper penny   
    I'm with Oldhoopster, I believe it is counterfeit also.
    This is one of the more counterfeited coins and there are several Chinese websites that have them for sale now.
    Edit;
    After researching my files,  I'm now sure that it is counterfeit.
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    Greenstang got a reaction from Sharann in 1982 US Quarter error   
    I'm gettin better! 😊
    Glad to see that you are willing to learn and not just rely on everyone else to do the work for you. This hobby is a lot more fun when you can identify some of the many forms of damage and errors for yourself. Keep on replying to the different questions, it is a good way to teach yourself. State what you thing the right answer is, if your right, great, if your wrong, (and don't worry about being wrong, everyone is once in a while) you will learn the correct answer for the next time.
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    Greenstang got a reaction from Sharann in 1982 US Quarter error   
    Welcome to the Forum

    Not an error, PMD. The lack of rims and flatness of Washington’s head indicates that it was ground or buffed down.
    Still worth 25 cents though.
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    Greenstang got a reaction from Lem E in Rule of Thumb   
    “Buy the book before the coin.”
    In other words know what you are doing before jumping into this hobby. It can be costly if you don’t.
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    Greenstang got a reaction from Modwriter in Rule of Thumb   
    “Buy the book before the coin.”
    In other words know what you are doing before jumping into this hobby. It can be costly if you don’t.
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    Greenstang got a reaction from Modwriter in 1948-D Wheat Penny Die Error   
    Neither is an error. Just common circulation wear and taken a few hits over the last 63 years.
    Possibly a small die chip on the 4
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    Greenstang got a reaction from Modwriter in 1987-P Quarter   
    Grease filled die. Not really filled enough to add any great value.
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    Greenstang got a reaction from Modwriter in 1983 p DDR ?   
    Looks like Machine Doubling
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    Greenstang got a reaction from bsshog40 in 1983 p DDR ?   
    Looks like Machine Doubling
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    Greenstang got a reaction from Oldhoopster in 1948-D Wheat Penny Die Error   
    Neither is an error. Just common circulation wear and taken a few hits over the last 63 years.
    Possibly a small die chip on the 4
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    Greenstang got a reaction from l.cutler in 1955 D Silver Wheat Penny 3grams   
    Looks like a regular Lincoln Cent to me. The weight is within tolerance and copper coins can change to many different colours and shades depending on the environment. Could even have been cleaned with a household cleaner which will change the colour.
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    Greenstang got a reaction from M.Cline in Misgrades   
    Welcome to the Forum.
    Please supply pictures along with your questions. It helps us in knowing what your referring to.