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    Posted: 18 Mar 2012 at 2:56pm
Hello everyone,
  My name is Kris and I'm new to the forum and pretty new to coin collecting as well.  My husband and I were at a storage auction yesterday and I found a bag of pennies mixed in with some other things we won.  When we started looking at them we noticed a lot of them appeared to have various errors.  So far two of them have completely stumped us and the coin shop in our town has proven to be less then honest so we avoid them at all costs.  I was hoping you might help.
The first one is stamped correctly on both sides, but there is an portion on the front over Lincoln that has the memorial from the back stamped on top of him.  We weighed it, and it weighs 2.5g if that helps.
The second one looks like 2 stuck together during production.  Most of each side is plain, but you can faintly see where it was stamped and the stamp doesn't appear to be something done by someone as a joke ( or whatever reason people waste their time messing up coins ).  For instance, the one part of the coin says, "United States of" and the coin the second coin says, "America".  You can also see the memorial carried across both. 
Like I said, I'm VERY new to this.  I started collecting wheat pennies about 6 months ago and just got interested in other pennies and coins.
I appreciate any help and look forward to learning more from all of you.

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I am terrible with uploading pictures, please forgive me for them not being in the correct order!
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I'm not the best on error cents by no means but in my humble opinion......  I feel that the 1994D your posted is a normal cent with glue or some other substance stuck to the coin and when you press another coin to it, it would leave the depression in the substance from the other coin.
The second appears at first to me as a a brockage cent however it appears to me to be very suspicious. Possibly a garage job.
 
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Hi Miss, welcome to CoinForum! The 1994D looks like it has some substance like glue that held another penny on the coin and the other penny long since came off, leaving the Lincoln memorial impression behind in the substance.

The bottom coin looks like a pathetic attempt to create a phony double stamped coin. (this type of error occurs when a coin was re-fed through the coining press after it was struck) Your coin looks as though someone hammered down the coin in question to create a "double stamped" effect and then buffed it down or something to hide thr suspicious characteristics. As Steven said, it looks very suspicious to say the least but I hope for your sake it's real!
hope this helps!!

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Thank you very much for helping me out on this.  I think people need to get a life and stop wasting it altering coins.
Thank you again!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Steven_1212 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Mar 2012 at 3:24am
Originally posted by misskris misskris wrote:

I think people need to get a life and stop wasting it altering coins.
 
Unfortunately there is too much money in it for them to stop. We just have to educate ourselves enough to know the difference or be suspicous enough to have then checked befor investing in them. Studying coin books and spending time on coin forums asking questions is a big help in understanding the world of coins.
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those are damaged coins

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I agree with the advice given these are two very suspicious coins.
If you dip your 1994 D in acetone it should dissolve the glue revealing a normal coin underneath. If you don't have any acetone soaking it in petrol might work. 
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