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1988 penny missing fg on reverse

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Your photo indicates that the coin is not in very nice condition, so it would not be a good candidate for grading. This is a very common problem with the 1982 to date zinc cents, since they are so reactive. The missing FG may be the result of environmental damage, but it's hard to say from the photo.

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1 hour ago, Patti T said:

would a few more photos help. im really new at the coin hunting game..

It will not change the diagnosis of damage. I wouldn't mind seeing the whole coin, though, just to get an idea of the extent of the damage. As Mr Lange stated, the missing "FG" could be the result of damage, or as Conder101 replied in your other thread, it could be the result of over polishing the die, or possibly a grease-filled die. None of these would add enough value to your coin to make it worth the expense of having it graded.

But, welcome to the forum,and to the world of coins :)


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