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World Coins Struck Through Grease Filled Die
World Coins Struck Through Grease Filled Die

Yo, Tink --

You have found an interesting coin. It sounds like a minting error. If it is, the coin carries value to collectors of such coins. If damage was inflicted to the coin after it left the mint, it has no value to collectors.

The picture shows a mild example of a Lincoln cent that was 'struck through grease.' Grease filled the E in the coin striking machine and no E appeared on the final coin.

This minting error is worth a few US dollars. The coin in the picture might sell to an enthusiastic collector for $3 to $8 US dollars. A dealer would pay, perhaps, 50 cents or one dollar for the coin.

Coin: 1422 , Genre: Modern-only
Requested by: Tink Belle, Mon, 28-Sep-2009 14:36:24 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 21-Dec-2012 04:16:11 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Mon, 08-Aug-2016 14:07:00 GMT
Requester description: It is a U.S. nickel with an extremely blurry face and front, and a normal back with Monticello with normail lettering. It weighs 5 gms.
Tags: world struck grease filled fill die dead worlds died death deceased nickel blurry blur normal monticello normail lettering monogram weighs weight 5 gms nickels nickle nichel nikel fuzz blurred fuzzy script inscription letter monograms initial scripts initals calligraphy caligraphy letters inscriptions scrip lettered initials weights weighed weigh missing miss missed washed washington cent lincoln misses wash peny cents pennys pennies penny

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