I found this coin going though a lot that I bought and have never seen this before. The coin on the left appears to have been over squeezed in the die, is this possible? I'm fairly new at this. Thanks!
Quote: "Essor Prof"At first I thought it is a "dryer coin", the obverse could be a very nice example of that but I'm not sure the reverse fits in that theory: https://www.coincommunity.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=143863Hadn't thought of that. Problem though is the diameter would be reduced. This coin has a larger diameter than a normal penny.
Quote: "rsirian1"Hadn't thought of that. Problem though is the diameter would be reduced. This coin has a larger diameter than a normal penny.You're completely right. Dryer coins have a smaller diameter. I've made a wrong assumption: I saw the L of Liberty was vanished, but not because the diameter shrunk but because it disappeared under that thick rim.
Quote: "Mr. Midnight"looks like foreign matter, like a thin ring. it looks like it could be pried off with a tiny screw driver.I'm starting to believe you're right. That's a much better explanation. Just a lucky mating of two compatible shapes. It would also explain how if could be circulated for 64 years and not be nabbed by somebody as a mint error.
In any case I'm sure it didn't come out of the dies like that.
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