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1966 penny struck through

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Months ago when I actually started researching errors, I thought this was an error on front. It is obviously damage to me now, however, at closer inspection, before I put it in the spendable pile, I noticed that I could see Lincoln’s outline on the back.... Is this a new error? I need to know where to look for this info. 


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Not an error. Commonly known as ghosting but the technical name is "Progressive Indirect Die Transfer".

It is caused by the transfer of the die design through repeated strikes and is part of the die aging process that usually happens on planchets that are slightly thinner. Pretty common on English early King Edward and King George V pennies. Some consider it as a form of Die Deterioration.

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