Looking for help with a Canadian Penny 1954

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keamack
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Looking for help with a Canadian Penny 1954

Post by keamack » Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:39 pm

Hi folks,
I was cleaning this penny to give to a friend who was born in 1954 when I noticed the edge was off. I'm hoping that someone can tell me what this signifies and whether it confers any additional value on the coin. I'd be grateful for any help you can offer. Image
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henrysmedford
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Re: Looking for help with a Canadian Penny 1954

Post by henrysmedford » Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:23 pm

I’ll let someone else answer your question. But I want complement you on your photography. One of the better jobs I’ve seen for a post like this.

coinguy
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Re: Looking for help with a Canadian Penny 1954

Post by coinguy » Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:50 pm

Looks like a minor clip. This would be a Planchet Error.
I guess it's too late to tell you to never clean coins.

keamack
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Re: Looking for help with a Canadian Penny 1954

Post by keamack » Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:44 pm

henrysmedford wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:23 pm
I’ll let someone else answer your question. But I want complement you on your photography. One of the better jobs I’ve seen for a post like this.
Thanks:). I held the coin under a magnifying lamp and my daughter took the photos.

GBELEC
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Re: Looking for help with a Canadian Penny 1954

Post by GBELEC » Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:45 pm

Yes good pictures. and coinguy may be right but it looks like it could easily be post mint damage as well.

keamack
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Re: Looking for help with a Canadian Penny 1954

Post by keamack » Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:00 pm

coinguy wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:50 pm
Looks like a minor clip. This would be a Planchet Error.
I guess it's too late to tell you to never clean coins.
Sadly, yes. On the other hand, if I hadn't, I wouldn't have noticed this at all. Should I just go to a local coin shop, then?

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castor
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Re: Looking for help with a Canadian Penny 1954

Post by castor » Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:51 pm

This rim clip is original
BYE. Image

keamack
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Re: Looking for help with a Canadian Penny 1954

Post by keamack » Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:20 pm

castor wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:51 pm
This rim clip is original
Thank you so much for your reply. Would you be comfortable giving me an idea of how much such a thing might be worth? Less now that I've cleaned it, I understand. I'm thinking to just gift it to the person anyway, but would be grateful for advice.

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Re: Looking for help with a Canadian Penny 1954

Post by keamack » Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:28 pm

GBELEC wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:45 pm
Yes good pictures. and coinguy may be right but it looks like it could easily be post mint damage as well.
Thanks for taking the time to answer--much appreciated.

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