The Franklin Sneeze...
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Krzy,

What I think you have is some staining on your coin.  Though I cannot tell you exactly what caused the stain, I'm pretty sure that's what's going on.

As always, I hope that this was of at least some help to you!

~Tom

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13 minutes ago, Just Bob said:

Is it still in the original mint cellophane package? My first thought was "wheel mark," but it is unlikely that this is one of those.

Yes, it's in the original cellophane unopened from mint. Can it be from a damaged die , or something like that? I

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On 6/30/2019 at 6:30 PM, Greenstang said:

No it happened after the coin minted. Sometime between when the coin left the striking chamber and it got sent out to be packaged, something got on the coin.

I have seen some pretty damaged coins that ended up getting put in sets.

As have I, especially in sets from the 1960's and 1970's.  You should see some of the horrible cents I've pulled from original sealed sets from the 1960's and 1970's.  The nickels can be pretty bad, too.  The US Mint was actually pretty sloppy in that era.

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12 hours ago, KarenHolcomb said:

Hey, it's a sneezing Franklin. You cannot go wrong with a Sneezing Franklin. I love this guy! We should compare oddities. Lol!

Lol!  You're great Karen.....it's always a good thing when you're active on here :)

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10 hours ago, KarenHolcomb said:

Thanks Tom. Had a few long nights lately and you guys are busy, busy, busy.

Yeah....we've been busy on here for sure....lots of stuff happening here lately.

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