Re: ??Error Pennies??
- Neither of these coins are errors. The first cent is covered with a layer of transparent, dried glue to which was affixed the reverse of another cent. It's fallen off, leaving an incuse impression of its design.
The second specimen is a "Texas cent". After the plating was chemically stripped, the coin was pounded between two pieces of hard leather so that it expanded in all directions. Other, similar techniques can be presumably used to produce this effect.
--- In email@example.com, "hill.cecil@..." <cecil.ed@...> wrote:
> Could someone please tell me how these two coine happened to be this way. I know one of them was probably treated with a chemical to remove the plating, but how did it get so much larger? The other is a clashed die with mirroring. But I have no idea how that happened, I mean the minting process. I would be willing to send it to someone that is honest for a more critical review. Please help!!I have posted several pictures but I am not a very good photographer.