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Old 11-14-2016, 08:34 PM
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I found this 1970 D penny this weekend. It appears to have an error on the S int States. It is blurry and not sharp like the rest. Is this an error and would it add to the coin value?
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Old 11-14-2016, 10:10 PM
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Nope..Thats what happens when oil gets on the die while minting...You can find many coins like that...its a common occurence during minting
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Old 11-14-2016, 11:24 PM
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It's called a "Strike Through Error" "Missing Element Coins" or "Filled Dies". Another name is "Grease Coin". Grease is added to the machine allowing quicker production. Some of the grease ends up on the die resulting in lightly pressed or missing lettering. Fairly common error. It's worth about a $1.00 to the collector that wants one. The coin price would be worth more if it was an extreme type of error.

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Old 11-15-2016, 12:06 AM
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It's called a "Strike Through Error" "Missing Element Coins" or "Filled Dies". Another name is "Grease Coin". Grease is added to the machine allowing quicker production. Some of the grease ends up on the die resulting in lightly pressed or missing lettering. Fairly common error. It's worth about a $1.00 to the collector that wants one. The coin price would be worth more if it was an extreme type of error.
Or if was in mint or near mint condition.

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Thanks, still learning.
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I just found a nice greaser in a roll of cents. A 19?? with "LIBER" and "GOD WE TRU" ... on the reverse is "LURIBUS UNUM".

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Old 12-30-2016, 03:44 AM
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I just found a nice greaser in a roll of cents. A 19?? with "LIBER" and "GOD WE TRU" ... on the reverse is "LURIBUS UNUM".
That would be a more extreme error....missing numbers on dates are a little more collectable (Hunted/Prized). Depending on the grade, that coin can be worth much more. Nice find, got a picture?

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Old 12-30-2016, 04:06 PM
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It's already in a 2x2 but I will get you a picture.

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Or if was in mint or near mint condition.
I have a roll of uncirculated 1970-d cents like this. I estimate it's value at $1... for the entire roll.
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