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Mint Damaged Coins

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I am posting three coins I have had for several years and never thought to do anything with them until I joined the collector's society and found them to be sought after by many collectors. I would appreciate your comments and opinions on these pieces.


The 1st is a 194x Lincoln Penny with a Wheat Sheath indented on the obverse to the front of Lincoln's face and about half of "The United States of America" on the opposite reverse side is missing.


The 2nd is a 1967-P Quarter with an obverse circular incision about the size of a dime that runs through the top part of Washington's head all the way around and through the neckline . The reverse is not affected.


The 3rd is a 2000-D Massachusetts Bay State Quarter with three deep cuts from the rim toward the center of Washington's head. The cuts are on both the obverse and reverse sides of the coin.


Finally would it be worthwhile to validate these as error coins with a licensed grader for value enhancement? I look forward to your comments on these coins.








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To be clear, coins that result in some abnormal state as a result of the minting process are collectable whether new or circulated. Depending on the issue, the value varies. Coins damaged once out in the mint's possession are simply post mint damage and are only face value.


Almost anything that is a mint error is understood by collectors of such items and as such, post mint damage is simple for them to spot.


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