mangled 1939 penny

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duffa01
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mangled 1939 penny

Post by duffa01 » Mon May 10, 2021 11:41 am

i got this penny out of an auction, looking for opinion as to whether it is a bad mint strike, or perhaps someone just hammered it out on a whim. it is super thin, baffling, but fun to look at.
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coinguy
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Re: mangled 1939 penny

Post by coinguy » Mon May 10, 2021 1:28 pm

Are your pictures backwards or is that the way the coin is.
Also do you have a weight for it?

duffa01
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Re: mangled 1939 penny

Post by duffa01 » Mon May 10, 2021 2:46 pm

that is the way the coin is. i do not have the weight of it.

coinguy
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Re: mangled 1939 penny

Post by coinguy » Mon May 10, 2021 3:21 pm

Then it looks like someone has tried to create there own coin by hammering or squeezing two coins onto a blank planchet. It certainly wasn’t struck that way at the mint.

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Re: mangled 1939 penny

Post by duffa01 » Mon May 10, 2021 5:26 pm

thanks....that must have been one large press. :D

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