General discussions about foreign numismatic.
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I know the coin has seen better days it is over 100 years old and has its wear but there’s no where near enough room to fit both the L and I on the coin. The rim is fully intact as well so I’m not sure what to think. Do any of you have a potential and logical story as to why my “berty” coin ended up like this. Thanks for any input!!
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Pardon the pun but I took the liberty of posting your question on a US site to see what their thoughts are. See http://www.realcent.org/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=44733
Your Roman era (952) wheat cent is from a plugged/filled die. The OP coin is, in my opinion, initially caused by a slightly off-center strike or planchet size, making the rim slightly larger/thicker on the left. This partially filled in the L, by having the rim section of the die push metal into the recessed die letter. The "I" is still there.
Bill in Burl