1940 s Wheat Penny big-time damage

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CDNMace
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1940 s Wheat Penny big-time damage

Postby CDNMace » Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:55 pm

Stumbled across this... Thank goodness the 'flip it over and take a look' switch went off. Would have tossed this gem of an error in the 'recycle' pile. Extensive end-to-end damage. Different die cracks all over. I see the delam element. But this thing (pic may not be doing it justice) has several die cracks as well. I'm not certain if those may have hastened the delam?

Someone must have been having a bad day at the San Francisco mint back in '40 if this one got through. haha




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