1977 penny missprint
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Looks like a partially grease filled die, not uncommon.

In the future, please crop and rotate your photos. It is too awkward trying to look at a picture sideways.

Also a terminology correction, currency is printed, coins are minted or struck.

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Welcome to the forum.

Just to elaborate a bit on what Greenstang wrote: sometimes a foreign substance (we generally lump everything under the title of "grease") will partly or completely fill the recesses in the die - recesses which would produce letters, numerals, or part of the design on the coin. The grease prevents metal form flowing into the recess when the coin is struck, so it appears that the letter is missing, as in the case of your coin. Cool find (thumbsu

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