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Filled Die Struck Through Grease (Minting error)
Filled Die Struck Through Grease (Minting error)

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 $5 US dollars. A dealer would pay, perhaps, 50 cents for the coin.

We cannot tell you much more, Tink, without seeing a scan or photo of your coin. If you would like, please start an e-mail exchange with CoinQuest using the Contact Us link at the left. Once we have established contact via e-mail, you can attach your scan or photo.

Coin: 1422 , Genre: Errors
Requested by: Tink Belle, Mon, 28-Sep-2009 14:36:24 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 21-Dec-2012 04:16:11 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Fri, 21-Dec-2012 04:16:11 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: fill filled die struck grease error erors errors miss missed missing blur blurry fuzz blurred fuzzy washington wash washed letter leters letters lettering lettered cent weight weighs weights weighed weigh lincoln nickel an normal monticello normail 5 gms

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