Sunday, June 04, 2006

An Error Penny

Do you have an error penny and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.11a

On May 22 of this year I was searching through my change at the end of the day and found a 1956 wheat cent, which was ok they are worth about in that condition.

I left the coin on my desk because I was too busy to catalog my newest find. Then a few days later I noticed some crud on the coin then I looked closer and saw it was actually excess copper between the B and E in LIBERTY.
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Immediately I recognized it was a "BIE" error and sure enough I got my error book out and there it was as clear as day.

Here's this coin stats...
II-F-4 BIE Die Variety (W) = a die break or crack between the B and the E.
Fairly common in the years 1955-1958 and value at $1.00 to $20.00.
I figure due to all the green spots and circulation wear that mine is closer to $1.00.

For a while BIE pennies became very popular and the BIE Guild was formed. Soon so many of these errors were found that the value went down and the collectors stopped tracking these coins. The BIE Guild dissolved and now unless the coin is proof or in excellent shape the premium for this error is low.

Here is a better picture of this type of error from LeeG(an expert collector) he also found a 1956 BIE but as you see in a higher grade.Do you have an error penny and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

1312 dollars worth, for Comments/Questions click here.:

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Anonymous said...

hi,i have a wheat penny from 1913, but it does not have a letter on it.is it still valuable?TX!

Man said...

1913 penny is $0.75 in good grade
and up to $30.00 in mint condition.

As long as the date is visible it is in good grade the more details you can see the higher the grade.

Scott P said...

I have a 1975 penny with the 7 struck backwards on it. Ever heard of this type of error?

Man said...

1975 penny with the 7 struck backwards on it.

No I've never seen this type of, at least a real one.

This can be easily faked but there is a thing called Dropped letter but it would indented.

I think it's either a fake or damage.

tfrueh3 said...

it looks like on one of my pennys the 1956 is crocked is that possible.

Man said...

1956 is crocked is that possible

I assume you mean cracked. It is common for cracks to appear and usually it brings no extra value.

Anonymous said...

no i mean the 1956 is crooked the numbers are crooked

Man said...

1956 is crooked the numbers are crooked

Ooops, that is probably after mint damage again no extra value.

Anonymous said...

ihave a bunch of old deutsche marks 1960's-1990's are they worth anything

Man said...

old deutsche marks 1960's-1990's

They average about $1.00 each.

Anonymous said...

i also found old reich marks how much are those worth

Man said...

old reich marks

About the same because German coins were very common the produced from many mints with high standards.
Plus during WWII the soldiers brought back many coins from Germany.

Anonymous said...

is a 1941 nickel worth anything

Man said...

1941 nickel worth anything

About $0.15 in good.

suzanne pollick said...

i have a lincoln penny that has the monument stamped on both sides, and if that werent enough, on one side, lincoln is stamped on top of the monument.
i've had it looked at by local collectors, but where i live, their resources are few and very slow.
you can see part of the date, but its stamped backwards i guess and hard to read because lincoln gets in the way.
lincoln is NOT ''indented. it is a raised up stamping.
the monument is stamped ''in'' and lincoln is dimensional.
i am trying to get a photo that shows it cleary. it has been marked an authentic currency, but still, no value or history on it.

A Woman of God and Trust said...

Hi, I just found a 1986 penny with the back struck in reverse over the front. I thought it was through the back but the back was struck again too at a different angle. Can you tell me what it may be worth?

Man said...

lincoln penny that has the monument stamped on both sides

Hard to tell what error it is but it sounds like it's struck twice. If the date can be read it would be about $200 but I can't be sure.

1986 penny with the back struck in reverse over the front.

Just like the previous it is nearly impossible to be sure but it sounds the same as the other person's coin.
It needs to graded by an expert.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1970 penny (noticed they were in your coin of the day), I have heard that these are worth more if the date is small print. Is this true,and How do I find out if it is small print?

Man said...

1970 penny (noticed they were in your coin of the day)

You must have me confused with
http://coinoftheday.blogspot.com/
Which is different guy.

Still good question but only the 1970-S coin is the one with a small date large date difference.

The 1970-S large date is about $0.35 in mint state.
The 1970-S small date is about $65.00 in mint state.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1914 S penny with the image of Lincoln stamped on the front with the entire back blank. It is in good condition. What is this worth?

Man said...

1914 S penny with the image of Lincoln stamped on the front with the entire back blank.

This an unlikely error because some impression should have made it to the back.

It's a shame because that is a $20.00 coin. Sounds like damage and no extra value.

That said there is a small possibility of sort of error but it has to be seen by an expert.

Anonymous said...

I am 62 years old and this 1914 S Lincoln penny with only an impression on the front belonged to my grandfather who owned a grocery store. He gave me this coin over 40 years ago. There does not appear to have been any filing done to the back. It has been kept in a case for 40+ years. Would the San Francisco mint have any info on such an error?

Man said...

Would the San Francisco mint have any info on such an error?

No since 1924 the mint has changed three 3imes plus they don't track errors.

The fact that is has been in your family for 40+ years means little since more fakes were made in the past. Today very few people would bother faking pennies.

Like I said before your best is an expert try contacting...
Fred Weinberg that link also shows a possible match.
It is a rare $1,650.00 error when two coins are struck at the same time.

Anonymous said...

I have a penny that has been mis-struck. It is 50-60% off center. There is no visible date and it is in wonderful condition. How much would it be worth?

Man said...

It is 50-60% off center. There is no visible date and it is in wonderful condition.

It's about $4.00 if it had a date it might be worth more.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1960 D silver-colored penny with a very raised edge. It is in very good condition. It looks like it might be plated, but I'm not sure. Any idea how much it might be worth?

Man said...

1960 D silver-colored penny with a very raised edge. It is in very good condition. It looks like it might be plated, but I'm not sure

One way to test if it is plated is to weigh it.
If it is about 3.11 grams it is a fake worth nothing. Any other weight would need more investigating.

An off-metal error would be worth hundreds.

Anonymous said...

i have a 1999 D penny with a pink colored coating over it. its only on the front side but doesnt cover all of it. would you know if it is an error or a spill?

Man said...

1999 D penny with a pink colored coating over it.

Not an error.

It has no value over a penny.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1971 penny that is about 5-10% off center. I is in good shape, but does does show signs of circulation.

Man said...

1971 penny that is about 5-10% off center. I is in good shape

This is a minor error so about $1.00 or less.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1970-s lincoln penny with the following error. The word "we" is minimal and the word "trust" is missing. It is not from wear as the above ridge is pristine. The only info I can find is that it is considered the Atheist penny. Can you please let me know value and little bit more info if you got it. Thanks in advance.

Man said...

1970-s lincoln penny with the following error. The word "we" is minimal and the word "trust" is missing. It is not from wear as the above ridge is pristine. The only info I can find is that it is considered the Atheist penny.

The famed "Atheist Cent" was formed when the die broke leaving a lump where the words WE TRUST should be.

Yours may be one of these because there are several varieties but it can also be a fake made by sanding of the words.

The coin was just a normal error that one coin dealer decided to hype and name Atheist after this any coin missing parts of the In God We Trust motto has the same name.

Assuming yours is real it's about $2.00 in very-good.

Anonymous said...

I have a 2001 p Sacajawea dollar. It has a leopard skin looking spots on most of the back and on some of the front. The date is visible.

Man said...

2001 p Sacajawea dollar. It has a leopard skin looking spots on most of the back and on some of the front.

Sounds like a damaged coin just $1.00.

cogmonkay said...

I found a 1989 D last night, instead of the "D" being raised, its punched inside, really thin, i found it to be popular on a couple other dates, but couldn't find anything specifically on 89'. It's semi-BU condition. Also, are there any books available that go into these penny errors further?

Man said...

1989 D last night, instead of the "D" being raised, its punched inside, really thin

This does not sound like an error. It sounds like damage or some sort of alteration.

The only way a letter can be punched in would be a Dropped Filling but that would not be in the same place as the normal D.

The best error books are...
-The Complete Lincoln Cent Encyclopedia by Shane M. Anderson

-Price Guide to Mint Errors 7th Ed. by Alan Herbert

The book by Herbert is much better.
If you still believe it's an error take a picture and start posting in forums to see if anyone else recognizes it.

pat said...

i have a penny with a raised fin error, a 2007 nickel with a lamination error. i also have a dime that looks like it got chopped up on one side. the words liberty on the front and united on the back are pushed closer to the inside of the coin and appear strecthed. also, there appears to be a die cud that is covering parts of "in God we trust." thank you very much for any information on value you can give me for any of these.

Man said...

penny with a raised fin error,
A minor finned error starts at about $20.00 if not certified.

2007 nickel with a lamination error.
Lamination on these nickels have been pretty common but they start at about $5.00

dime that looks like it got chopped up on one side. the words liberty on the front and united on the back are pushed closer to the inside of the coin and appear strecthed. also, there appears to be a die cud that is covering parts of "in God we trust."

This one sounds the most interesting and should start at about $50.00.

For all these value I'm assuming a low grade and not certified.

Of course higher grades and authentication would raise the values.

Will said...

i have a 1983 in au condition. it has a little doubling on the back on the m in america. any idea how much and also how do u get those nice close up? do u scan it? or take a picture

Man said...

1983 in au condition. it has a little doubling on the back on the m in america.

If this is a Doubled Die Reverse and this is the only doubling you see it is a minor variety. So about $7.50.

But it may be a machine doubling which has no value.

I usually take scan since at 350 dpi to 450 dpi and cropping the coin image.

But this doesn't work well for most doubling.

Try a camera with a macro lens or setting and good lighting.

Will said...

how can u tell if it is 350-400dpi? i have a brother mfc-240.

Man said...

how can u tell if it is 350-400dpi?

The software or manual that came with it should guide you.

What I do is scan the coin using the computers control. If the details are weak I just scan it again using a higher DPI but I have Visioneer scanner.

Each coin is different so it takes practice.

Will said...

hi it me again. this time i found a 1961 bu penny. i looked at it and saw it looked a little weird. i am pretty sure it is a double die obverse. it is very clear on we in "god we trust" the penny seems to have 2 more errors. there is a cud next to the 1 in "1961". the other "error" is a hole like dip in the back of the coin. it is located on the E of "ONE CENT" can u please tell me how much. i will include pictures if u go to http://coincollectingforfun.blogspot.com/

Man said...

1961 bu penny. i looked at it and saw it looked a little weird.

The pictures are bad, not detailed at all so I can't see what you actually have.

There is a Doubled Die obverse 1961 but it is minor about $1.00

The cud would also be minor no extra value.
The dent sounds like damage dropping the value.

Overall it sounds like a late stage machine doubling not a real doubled die but without a good image I can't confirm it.

Gannon said...

I have a 1966 penny and it dos not have a D or a S under the date. is that normal?

Man said...

1966 penny and it dos not have a D or a S under the date. is that normal?

Yes, for 1965, 1966, and 1967 no mintamrks were made they were all blank.

It's about $0.02 mostly based on copper value.

pat said...

thanks again for the values of my coins. i just have one more question. in your experience which key date coin would be the best to buy right now. i could spend $3000-$5000. i was thinking 1909 SVDB, 1922 no d strong, or 1916 d mercury. any suggestions on what to get? thanks again.

Man said...

i could spend $3000-$5000. i was thinking 1909 SVDB, 1922 no d strong, or 1916 d mercury.

This just my opinion but I would go as follows...
1916 D Mercury Dime
1922 no D Strong
1909 S VDB

Recently 1916D dimes have been reaching market highs as well as the 1922 no D.

While the 1909 S VDB are flat.

If you are really tied always go for the highest grade.

Anonymous said...

i have a 1949 "s" penny and it has bright red color also it is in a good condition you can read it with no problem and it has good details i would say it's in great condition i have another one like this one but,it's from 1951 "d" how much are they worth .

Man said...

The condition you describe is MS-65.

1949 "s" about $6.00
1951 "d" about $3.00

If cleaned it is worth only $0.02.

young tom said...

have a 1963d penny that is smaller than normal apparently because of high raised edge.

Man said...

1963d penny that is smaller than normal apparently because of high raised edge.

Raised edges should not affect the size. It could be a finned rim or made on a foreign planchet.

You need to weigh it and take very-good pics and then post it online where other experts can see it.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1972 D penny that has very slight doubling in America on the back. I need a magnifying glass to see it but there's no doubt its there. Is it worth anything?

Man said...

1972 D penny that has very slight doubling in America on the back. I need a magnifying glass to see it but there's no doubt its there.

I know of none listed but it is possible, of course make sure it's not machine double.

All 1972D doubled dies are about $2.00 in fine.

zach said...

hey i looking to buy this but before i do i want to know what it is worth.

http://cgi.ebay.com/1951-S-Lincoln-Wheat-Penny-Double-Error_W0QQitemZ130253427120QQihZ003QQcategoryZ524QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Man said...

looking to buy this but before i do i want to know what it is worth.

The coin looks damaged the fact they don't show the reverse is telling.

Even if this is an error it would be some sort of die crack so no extra value.
It's about $0.20 without reverse images, assuming a real error.

Anonymous said...

I have a penny with an imprint of a smiley face next to Lincoln's nose (the date is 1992).

I also have one that only has three numbers on it "199"and seems to be missing the "Li" in "Liberty." Any ideas? Thanks!

Man said...

penny with an imprint of a smiley face next to Lincoln's nose (the date is 1992).
This is some sort of outside mint damage, no extra value.


one that only has three numbers on it "199"and seems to be missing the "Li" in "Liberty."
This is caused by a weak impression, no extra value.

Anonymous said...

Just went through my change and found a poor condition 1909 Indian Head penny with the imprint backwards - ie 1909 is in reverse and 'One Cent' is "tnec eno". Is this some type of fake coin make or something real that happened? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!

Man said...

poor condition 1909 Indian Head penny with the imprint backwards - ie 1909 is in reverse and 'One Cent' is "tnec eno". Is this some type of fake coin make or something real that happened?

This could be a Broadstrike error it happens when coins get stuck in the die and is struck by another coin.

It needs to seen by expert either online or in a coin shop. If real it's about $300.00. Unfortunately it can easily be faked.

tgmueler said...

I have a 1983 penny that the back side is printed backwards. Any idea what this is worth?

Man said...

1983 penny that the back side is printed backwards.

It sounds like a fake.

It could be a brockage error but these are very blurry. If real it's about $35.00.

Kamikaze Wolf said...

Hey, I don't even know if this is possible, but I found a 1944 wheat penny that seems to have a small gold fragment melted into it, the little nugget is raised from the coin very slightly in the back almost on top of the bottom of the letter C in Cent, and there is no impact marks to suggest it was pounded into it.... is that even possible?

Man said...

1944 wheat penny that seems to have a small gold fragment melted into it, the little nugget is raised from the coin very slightly in the back almost on top of the bottom of the letter C in Cent, and there is no impact marks to suggest it was pounded into it.

Someone once mounted this coin as jewelery. If you can scrap the gold off it's fine because the penny is in such bad shape that it's only worth $0.02.

Anonymous said...

I have three cions 1943 wheat leaf silver pennie no mint, A 1916 no mint wheat leaf pennie, and 1972 d mint that looks doubble stamped; what do you think they are worth. and a ? how do you tell if coins are doubbl stamped?

Man said...

1943 wheat leaf silver pennie no mint
This is actually steel and it's about $0.30 in fine.

1916 no mint wheat leaf pennie
About $0.75 in fine.

1972 d mint that looks doubble stamped
Doubling is easy to see but there are 2 types.
Machine doubling looks flat like one is on top of the other.
Doubled die is curvy it looks like it is next to each other.

Machine doubling is worthless, there are 3 known Doubled Dies that are all about $2.00 in fine.

Nikole said...

Hello, I have a penny from 2001 that has both the front and back side of a penny printed on the front of it. I have a picture I can email you if you would like. The double prints are also upside down from the back of the penny (which has a normal imprint). Can you tell me who would collect this or be interested in buying it and can you tell me anything about how/ why it would have a mistake like this. Thank you for your help! Regards, Nikole Nelson
email: *************@gmail.com

Man said...

penny from 2001 that has both the front and back side of a penny printed on the front of it.

Sounds like a flip-over strike they start at about $25.00.

If you want to just post a picture on a free photo site like Photobucket and drop a link here.

It happens when the coin is pressed then gets ejected but lands inside the press again instead of falling down to the containers.

Most coin collectors would like this error a coin shop, forum or eBay are your best bets.
I would add in this economy it is tougher to sell especially ungraded. So get good pictures.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1955 double die penny. What is it worth?

Man said...

1955 double die penny

Were it real it's about
$1,200.00.

If it's the more common machine doubling then it's about
$1.00.

You need an expert to look at it.

Anonymous said...

ok i have a 2008 penny and it has a weird like circle in it that looks like the mint messed it up have you heard of that?

Anonymous said...

ok a better decrition for the comment before this like a silver incomplete circle in the middle of the penny

Man said...

2008 penny and it has a weird like circle in it that looks like the mint messed it up...like a silver incomplete circle in the middle of the penny

Without a picture I can't say but it sounds like damage. No extra value.

Joe Fortin said...

Hi, I found A NH quarter and it'a missing letters in the back It should say LIVE FREE OR DIE but its say LIVE FRE OR D

Man said...

NH quarter and it'a missing letters in the back It should say LIVE FREE OR DIE but its say LIVE FRE OR D


Struck through grease error, no extra value.

Anonymous said...

I Have a penny in excellent that I think is has a reverse image on it.
On the lincoln head side you can see a clear image of the Lincoln memorial and on the memorial side their is an upside down image of Lincolns head. Is their any value to this penny?

Man said...

a penny in excellent that I think is has a reverse image on it.
On the lincoln head side you can see a clear image of the Lincoln memorial and on the memorial side their is an upside down image of Lincolns head.


Sounds like a die clash, it is common but depending on grade it's about $2.00.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1995 penny with the words one cent printed across the top in a circular formation printed backwards. Is it worth anything?

Man said...

1995 penny with the words one cent printed across the top in a circular formation printed backwards.

This sounds like a die clash error, it has little extra value. Maybe $1.00 because it is common and also easily faked.

Anonymous said...

i found a 1916 penny in very good condition. what is the value?

Anonymous said...

I also discovered on one of my wheatbacks, I have a 1956 penny with a D stamped over another D. some of the error-variety sites said it was worth $12.50 in very fine condition. but this one is in extremely fine condition. what's the value of such a coin. what is the value?

Anonymous said...

on top of the last 2 entries, i have a 1954 d penny that is in almost uncirculated condition. more than half of the mint luster is visible on the front and about 95% of the luster remains on the back.

Anonymous said...

I have 1999 penny with double lettering on back, it is in MS 60 condition. Also have 2000 South Carolina quarter with double die lettering on front and back, How much are these worth. I have a ton of nickels that i have found with double die lettering on them for sale if any one is interested. *********@hotmail.com

Man said...

1999 penny with double lettering on back, it is in MS 60 condition.
It's about $10.00 but you need to find out what kind it is, there are 17 varieties.

2000 South Carolina quarter with double die lettering on front and back, How much are these worth. I have a ton of nickels that i have found with double die lettering on them for sale if any one is interested.

True doubling is very rare from what you describe you it is Machine Doubling which is worthless. Try visiting a coin shop to confirm any of them are real.

If your good with macro photography you can take pictures and post them on a coin forum.

Man said...

1916 penny in very good condition.

About $0.50

Man said...

1956 penny with a D stamped over another D

I would put it at $10.00 in EF these are quite common and there are 23 varieties most are less then $3.00 in EF.

Man said...

1954 d penny that is in almost uncirculated

About $0.20

Anonymous said...

i have a 1918 penny in fine condition. what's the value

Man said...

1918 penny in fine condition

About $0.50

Anonymous said...

i have a 1919 s penny in G-4 condition. what's the value?

Anonymous said...

i have a 1943 steel penny in VF-30 condition. what's the value?

Anonymous said...

Hi, I found a wheat penny in my purse today from
1958 where the back wheat print is upside down. Is it an error or a normal print? If it is an error is the penny valuable?
tx, Marta

Man said...

1919 s penny in G-4 condition.
About $0.20

1943 steel penny in VF-30 condition
About $0.35

Man said...

1958 where the back wheat print is upside down. Is it an error or a normal print?
I think this is normal if I understand correctly.

U.S. coins have coin alignment so holding the coin in between your fingers and flipping it from left to right will have the reverse upside.

Anonymous said...

i found a 1975 lincoln penny in excellent condition, and I was wondering if red lincoln cents were made back then, because the penny is red and appears as though it is in uncirculated condition. the coloring appears natural. I was wondering what the value is on such a coin--it is in wonderful condition.

Anonymous said...

found a 1916 d merc dime....how much?

Man said...

1975 lincoln penny in excellent condition, and I was wondering if red lincoln cents were made back then, because the penny is red and appears as though it is in uncirculated condition.

All pennies start as red and shiny but over time and handling turns brown.

Assuming mint state it's about $0.10.

Man said...

1916 d merc dime
About $900.00 in good.

This is a rare coin and should be graded for maximum value.

Anonymous said...

i have a 1951 d silver quarter in F-12 condition. what's it worth?

Man said...

1951 d silver quarter in F-12 condition

About $1.60

Anonymous said...

I have a 1982 penny-the front and back are printed but only on 1/2 of the penny. The other 1/2 has no imprint. Is it worth anything

Man said...

1982 penny-the front and back are printed but only on 1/2 of the penny. The other 1/2 has no imprint.

This is an Off-Center Error it's about $25.00 in almost uncirculated.

Anonymous said...

I have 3 indian head pennies. One is an 1882 in VG-8 condition, the second is an 1883 in Good condition, and a 1907 in F-12 condition.

Anonymous said...

I also have 2 mercury dimes. one is a 1942 in F-12, and the other is a 1943 in VF-20.

Man said...

indian head pennies
1882 in VG-8 about $4.00
1883 in Good about $5.00
1907 in F-12 about $4.50

mercury dimes
1942 in F-12 about $1.50
1943 in VF-20 about $1.60

Anonymous said...

i have a 1955 silver dime in AU-50 and a 1951 silver dime in F-12

Anonymous said...

Found a 1958 penny in AU-55 condition. I've never seen one so shiny!

Bonnie said...

I have a dime--we think it says 1983, but the 3 is almost cut off. It is the regular size of a dime, looks like a dime front and back, but has a smooth penny like copper edge. Can you tell me anything about it?

Man said...

1955 silver dime in AU-50
About $2.00

1951 silver dime in F-12
About $0.70

Man said...

1958 penny in AU-55 condition
About $0.18

dime--we think it says 1983, but the 3 is almost cut off. It is the regular size of a dime, looks like a dime front and back, but has a smooth penny like copper edge
It sounds like an Off-Center error so it's about $1.00.

Anonymous said...

Found a 1928 penny in VF-20 condition

Anonymous said...

How much would an 1857 or 1858 Flying Eagle Cent be in case I found one?

Anonymous said...

I have a 1937 buffalo nickel in VF-20 condition. What's the worth?

Man said...

1928 penny in VF-20 condition
About $0.60

1857 or 1858 Flying Eagle Cent be in case
The case adds no value but in good either is about $25.00.

1937 buffalo nickel in VF-20 condition
About $2.00

Anonymous said...

Found a 1909 wheat in VG-8 condition.

Man said...

1909 wheat in VG-8 condition

I'll assume this is the most common of the 7 varieties, it's about $3.00.

Anonymous said...

I Have A Connecticut quater / the word connectict is double on the reverse also the first 3 letters in charter is doubled

Man said...

Connecticut quater / the word connectict is double on the reverse also the first 3 letters in charter is doubled

You have to confirm if it is machine doubling or real doubling.
If real it may go for hundreds but I've only seen machine doubling for this coin which has no value.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1956 wheat leaf penny that has a big upside down "B" stamped into the copper. Is it rare or worth anything?

Man said...

1956 wheat leaf penny that has a big upside down "B" stamped into the copper.

No value, it is some kind of post production damage or counterstamp.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1958 penny that has a ridgged edge around the whole penny it looks like the ridges like on a dime it isnt something someone could have done because the ridges are perfect is it worth anything?

Man said...

1958 penny that has a ridgged edge around the whole penny it looks like the ridges like on a dime it isnt something someone could have done because the ridges are perfect

This doesn't sound like any error I know. I have seen fakes like this they are easily made by coin clubs as gifts. These may have some value if the coin club documented them but if not it has no extra value.

If you still believe it is some sort of error contact Fred Weinberg.

Anonymous said...

I have what appears to be a 2000 penny on a dime planchet -- I saw a pictureof one on the web but it didn't give any prospective value -- can you determine a value for me (I'll assume AU cond.)

Man said...

2000 penny on a dime planchet

The easiest way to know is to weigh it.

In AU it's about $400.00

Anonymous said...

I have a 1962 with the 2 offset (crooked) and it appears to be double died as well.

Man said...

1962 with the 2 offset (crooked) and it appears to be double died as well.

There are dozens known and in circulated grades they're about $1.00.

The 2 is where it is most noticeable but it should be through out the date if genuine.

Anonymous said...

i have a 1902 barber dime in G-4 condition.

Man said...

1902 barber dime in G-4
About $3.00

Anonymous said...

i found a 1942 bie wheat cent,an old error book from 1976 i have says its rare,its in ex fine 40 or better,any value?

Man said...

1942 bie wheat cent,an old error book from 1976 i have says its rare,its in ex fine 40

At one point they were but now they are not.
It's about $5.00

Anonymous said...

i have a 1983 penny with a state above the date with wa inside the state is it worth anything?

Man said...

1983 penny with a state above the date with wa inside the state

No extra value, some sort of outside company counterstamped it.

FM said...

I have an undated penny about 97% off center. Obverse shows lower rear of Lincoln's shoulder and reverse has "TED STA".
Thank you for your time.

Man said...

undated penny about 97% off center. Obverse shows lower rear of Lincoln's shoulder and reverse has "TED STA".

About $5.00 less if near mint.

Anonymous said...

I have a 2002 penny with the lincon memorial on the back printed backwards with the zinc showing so it's half silver-looking half copper. Is it worth anything?

Man said...

2002 penny with the lincon memorial on the back printed backwards with the zinc showing so it's half silver-looking half copper.

Sounds like damage it could be a an error if the coin is abnormally large if not I suspect just damage.

If you still believe it to be an error try taking a photo of it for online viewing or asking local dealers for an opinion.

exmokey said...

I have a 1992 Lincoln with the very close AM from AMERICA on the obverse, which is supposed to be very valuable according to one book I have, but I can't find any other info on it. It is maybe fine condition, no mint mark. Thanks.

Man said...

1992 Lincoln with the very close AM from AMERICA on the obverse,

Yes this was caused by a Proof reverse used instead of the regular business reverse.

Several 1992-D were found and average $1,000.00.

I think only one 1992 was found but I never seen it either, whoever found it is not online.

Even in fine condition a 1992 Close AM is about $2,000.00 of course if graded expect more.

Anonymous said...

Hello,
I have a 2008 lincoln penny and looks like there is an A stamped nexted to the nose. I would say it was close to uncirculated or uncirculated. The A is as small as the initials on lincolns shoulder.Penny found in OBW. Thanks :)

Man said...

2008 lincoln penny and looks like there is an A stamped nexted to the nose. I would say it was close to uncirculated or uncirculated.

This sounds like outside damage, but there is an error called Dropped Letter it has only been seen on the reverse but it's possible if it is the same size as any other A on the coin.

Value is hard to say since it's rarely seen at auction but if real maybe $100.

Anonymous said...

I was just going through some coins, and found an interesting 1857 Flying Eagle. It looks very much like it is a 1857 over 6. Do you know if such a thing exists? I know there is a 1858/7 but can't find mention of 1857/6....

Can send good photos if that would help.

Man said...

1857 Flying Eagle. It looks very much like it is a 1857 over 6.

As far as I know it does not exist. There is a group of "Snow varieties" that refer in 1857 coins of having an 1856 obverse style on an 1857 coin.
Try this place http://www.indiancent.com/market/fe.htm email him to see if it's even possible.

Bob said...

1983 penny mis stamped

frontside:3 in date touches right edge and only the words 'In God We"
backside: base of Memorial touches right edge and most of America missing
Crescent shape blank front and back on left side
Coin is in good condition

Man said...

1983 penny mis stamped

frontside:3 in date touches right edge and only the words 'In God We"
backside: base of Memorial touches right edge and most of America missing
Crescent shape blank front and back on left side
Coin is in good condition


This is a 10% Off-Center error it's about $5.00.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1955 DDO Lincoln Penny that I just received back from PCGS. Coin was determined genuine but unable to grade due to the coin having been cleaned. Any idea on the "ballpark" of what this might be worth due to the circumstances? Coin is in good shape, but the color is a bit "off". Great detail and it is certified as genuine. Any thoughts? Thx.

Man said...

1955 DDO Lincoln Penny that I just received back from PCGS. Coin was determined genuine but unable to grade due to the coin having been cleaned.

Most collectors would not buy this since it has been cleaned and that is where the value comes from.
You might want ANACS to grade it as they had one marked cleaned at AU-50 sell for close to $1,200.00

Just in a PCGS holder marked clean not more than $400.00 less if the details are not sharp.

Anonymous said...

how much is a penny from 1966, with a cud?a cud is a type of coin error

Man said...

1966, with a cud?a cud is a type of coin error

Yes this is an error depending on how big is the cud. It's averages about $4.00.
If very big or covering a large area it maybe worth much more.

Anonymous said...

how much is a 1942 penny in o.k condition?

Anonymous said...

and a cud is just the very edge raised, right?

Anonymous said...

how much is a 1883 morgan dollar in AU condition?

Man said...

1942 penny in o.k condition
About $0.10

a cud is just the very edge raised, right?
No a cud is a die break that leaves behind a raised mound of metal on the coin. Usually from the edge to part of the design.

1883 morgan dollar in AU condition?
About $35.00

Anonymous said...

I have a 1974? penny I found in my Great Grandmothers penny collection today. In the date, the 1 and the 9 are clear, the 7 is faded and the next number is, well not there. When I get it in the right light, it looks like it could be a 1974 penny, but I have no proof. the "L" is completely gone in LIBERTY and the "I" and "B" are extremely faded. The sided don't seem to be worn down very much, so I don't understand why the marks are missing. Their is no visible mint mark. On the reverse side, the "E" in EURIBUS UNUM is gone as well as the rest of words being faded. The "O" in OF and the last "A" in AMERICA seem to be mostly gone and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is pretty faded, but as I said before, their is a rim left. I am a pretty big amateur. I LOVE coins, but know practically nothing about them. In advance I thank you for any information/history/value that you can find about it. I apologize for the length of this question.

Man said...

1 and the 9 are clear, the 7 is faded and the next number is, well not there. When I get it in the right light, it looks like it could be a 1974 penny,

This is just a weak strike or late stage die it happens the die used to press the coin gets old and worn. It has no extra value.

Nice to see a passion for coins just keep doing that, put stuff that looks strange aside. Eventually you'll learn what is a valuable error or a common error.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1974 S penny. It isn't in the best condition, but it has all of the makings it should have still defined. What could a possible value be? Thanks in advanced. The pretty big amateur.

Man said...

1974 S penny. It isn't in the best condition

Just $0.01.

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I have a 1973 broadstrike error penny. It's in very fine condition (all markings are well defined). It's similar to the coin listed at http://www.coinpage.com/coin-image-5445.html.

What's it's worth?
Thanks in advance. I'm a rookie collector, started off to collect the state quarters, now collecting pennies too.

Man said...

1973 broadstrike error penny. It's in very fine condition

The image is a very slight error it's about $10.00.

cacalasone said...

I have a 1956 wheat penny with a mis-formed edge. It looks like a die error when it was originally struck. I have a photo of it but don't know how to attach it to this blog.

Man said...

1956 wheat penny with a mis-formed edge. It looks like a die error when it was originally struck. I have a photo of it but don't know how to attach it to this blog.

Just find a free photo site, upload it there and drop a link in your next comment.

Anonymous said...

ive just found a wheatleaf that has both sides cast from the reverse die or the back of the penny meaning..... both sides have the wheat leaf on thm with no date stamp or mint mark but this is my first tru rare find seeing as how i cant find nothing about it on the net @ all .. but within a few days from this posting i will have a vid uploaded to youtube so look out for the DOUBLE SIDED vid i will post da vid shortly so you all can see :) from: Buddahluver419

Man said...

wheatleaf that has both sides cast from the reverse die

This is beyond rare.
There are 9 known examples of the billions upon billions of coins.
One quarter with a double reverse was found and sold for $80,000 it is known as a mule error.

That said many fakes exist and over the last 8 years all the double-sided coins have been fake.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1949 wheat penny that has a couple of major defects. Around the "LIBERTY" on the head side, there are some pretty large raised spots where the die broke, or wasnt pressed hard enough. It also has 2 small holes on the reverse that are NOT after production but were defects in the blank... any ideas?

Anonymous said...

1957 "D" w/ double stamped rim

Man said...

1949 wheat penny that has a couple of major defects. Around the "LIBERTY" on the head side, there are some pretty large raised spots where the die broke, or wasnt pressed hard enough. It also has 2 small holes on the reverse that are NOT after production but were defects in the blank

To me it sounds like damage. Holes are almost always damage since blank with holes would get filled during pressing.
But if it is a die break then it's just about a $1.00 or $2.00 extra.

1957 "D" w/ double stamped rim
No extra value unless near perfect then just a few bucks.

Anonymous said...

Def. not damage... Ive did this for a couple of years... The defect on the front is very raised... the holes in the back are actually bubbled underneath.. .here are some pics, but they dont do justice...

[IMG]http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt67/joeclinard1/P1160022.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt67/joeclinard1/P1160025.jpg[/IMG]

Man said...

The defect on the front is very raised... the holes in the back are actually bubbled underneath

The pictures are not the best but it looks like environmental damage.

Two reason coins bubble are because of blow torching or being stuck in the dirt for years.

Maybe it is defective stock or a lamination on the reverse but at this low grade it would not bring much value.

Anonymous said...

the wheatleaf penny that has both sides cast from the reverse die here is the link to the vid i posted on youtude enjoy ...and please comment... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ga0YkTZePPM :) Buddahluver419

Man said...

wheatleaf penny that has both sides cast from the reverse die here is the link to the vid i posted on youtude enjoy

It's a fake or a Magician's Coin. I can't be 100% because the quality of the video is poor. A high grade scan or photo would be better but what you said about thickness indicates a fake.

If you still believe it is genuine then submit pictures or visit a dealer in person.

Anonymous said...

hey MAN its me buddahluver the quality of the vid is cuz i used my web cam to make the vid ne who the reason i am thinking its so thick is cuz it might be 2 pennys sruck together there is a small broken band of wat looks like dirt wen scratched its 100% copper no zinc @ all and its thicker just a wee bit on one side and i am waitin on my cousin he is a worthologist of sorts rite now he in canada on vacation

Man said...

2 pennys sruck together there is a small broken band of wat looks like dirt wen scratched its 100% copper no zinc @ all and its thicker just a wee bit on one side

Still indicates a fake. All wheat cents are pure copper.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1983 lincoln penny with a christmas box stamed on it is it worth anything

Man said...

1983 lincoln penny with a christmas box stamed on it

This is some outside damage or art and holds no extra value.

Anonymous said...

I Have a 1995 penny that is printed about 20 inches off. The only part of United States of America showing is Erica because of the blank spot. I know its real how much is it worth?

Anonymous said...

Sorry not 20 inches. 20% off

Anonymous said...

I have a 1979 penny, there is an dent in lincoln's body, when you flip over the penny, were the dent is(under the tes in states) is an upside down 8, how much do you think it is worth?

Man said...

1995 penny that is printed about 20% off.The only part of United States of America showing is Erica because of the blank spot.

Off-Center Cent about $15.00 in very fine.

Man said...

1979 penny, there is an dent in lincoln's body, when you flip over the penny, were the dent is(under the tes in states) is an upside down 8,

This is damage and has no extra value.

Anonymous said...

1950 Penny with half of the "0" missing, no damage to the coin, a someone else suggested:

"The zero in the date looks like “pushed” metal form the minting process. It is probably a legitimate Mint error coin."

http://s593.photobucket.com/albums/tt12/maizeblue6/?action=view&current=scan.jpg

What do you think its approx. worth is?

Man said...

1950 Penny with half of the "0" missing, no damage to the coin,

Good picture.

Unfortunately this is damage, very common I've seen this plenty of times. This damage may have been done at the mint then it is a Struck Through Grease Error but it still holds no value.

Anonymous said...

Hi I have a 1955d and it has the error that you refered to at the top of this page the 1956 "bie" error the one i have here is very noticible any value concidereing its also from the double die year?

Man said...

1955d and it has the error that you refered to at the top of this page the 1956 "bie" error the one i have here is very noticible any value concidereing its also from the double die year?

Not much about $2.00 if it can be considered a high mint state with full red luster then it will be more. All the 1950s are common.

Anonymous said...

I found a 1910 s penny in Good condition.

Man said...

1910 s penny in Good condition

About $15.00

louis gagliardi said...

hi,,i have a 1973 P mint penny..on the front side of the penny it looks like it was sunk in..in other words the rim of the penny has a noticible lip on it going all the way around...i hope you can help me and let me know if this was an error for that year and what its worth
Lou m************@aol.com

Man said...

1973 P mint penny..on the front side of the penny it looks like it was sunk in..in other words the rim of the penny has a noticible lip on it going all the way around...

Sounds like a Partial Collar error and this common if uncirculated it's about $5.00.

Anonymous said...

I just discovered that i have a 1917 penny with the date apparently doubled, as are the words on the front. I've heard that there was a DDO error produced that year. I'll assume G-4 condition

Man said...

1917 penny with the date apparently doubled, as are the words on the front. I've heard that there was a DDO error produced that year. I'll assume G-4 condition

Yes there is one well known example with strong doubling on IN GOD WE TRUST and on the 9 and 7 of the date.

In G-4 it's about $100.00 but it needs to be verified since some machine doubling also exist for that date but weak across all the letters.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1954 Penny that has a strong S and then partially over or under it there seems to be a D that the curved part of the D is out to the right of the S. It makes it look almost like an S and a J but if you look closely it is an S and a D. Is this a worthless common error or is it more special?

Anonymous said...

Looking at the 1954 penny again it may have multiple S's instead of a D and an S.

Man said...

1954 Penny that has a strong S and then partially over or under it there seems to be a D

I've never heard of this error. There is a rare one for the Nickel 1954 S/D but none in the books for the cent.

Listed is a 1954 D/D, 1954 D/D/D, and 1954 S/S and a few other minor varieties but not yours.

I would lean to fake or cud error but it must be seen in hand by a coin dealer/expert. This would be a first but not impossible.

Man said...

I would add because the way coins were made back then it would be a 1954 D/S error if genuine. Not 1954 S/D small difference.

Big Adventure Steve said...

I found a 1956 penny with the same diameter as a typical dime. It has a raised rim as if it was punched through a dime-sized hole. What do you think?

Man said...

1956 penny with the same diameter as a typical dime. It has a raised rim as if it was punched through a dime-sized hole.

It sounds like damage as this kind of error is not possible because the penny size could not fit a dime punch.

Anonymous said...

found a 1907 indian head penny in VG-8 condition.

Man said...

1907 indian head penny in VG-8 condition.

About $3.00

Anonymous said...

I found a 1958 penny and the word trust on the obverse has what looks like a second U under the first in the word trust. It is higher than the top U as it nears the edge of the coin. The date 1958 also has half of the top part of the 8 filled in. Whatcha think?

Man said...

1958 penny and the word trust on the obverse has what looks like a second U under the first in the word trust. It is higher than the top U as it nears the edge of the coin. The date 1958 also has half of the top part of the 8 filled in.

It is likely a machined doubling from a late stage die. The filled 8 basically proves it was a faulty die that pressed the coin.
No extra value as these were common in the 1950s.

Anonymous said...

I have an old wheat back penny that is really thin. The details are crystal clear so it hasn't been acid dissolved or altered. Also a quarter from the 50's with several pot marks (spot like craters of various sizes)

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