Dropped Letter on State Quarter
A 2005-P West Virginia state quarter has been found with a “dropped letter” showing as a letter “T” dropped out in the field. This is the result of the “T” of WEST being clogged with debris that was packed in so tight that when it eventually fell out of the die cavity of the “T”, like Jello from a mold, it was struck into the field of the coin leaving behind this very interesting incuse “T.”
Four New Lincoln Cent Reverses Due Out Starting 2009.
Four new reverses on the Lincoln cent (penny) are scheduled to appear in circulation starting February 2009 and will gradually make new appearances throughout the calendar year, in observance of the bicentenniel of Lincoln’s birth. Each design will emulate President Lincoln’s life from childhood up through his Presidency. The composition of these coins will be 97.5% zinc and 2.5% copper.
Re-engraving a mystery. 1938 proof nickels challenge experts
The unexplained re-engraving at the Philadelphia Mint of an obverse and reverse pair of 1938 proof Jefferson nickel dies is not unique after all. At least five different 1938 proof nickel obverse dies were enhanced by an engraver who hand carved details directly into working proof dies, and it remains to be seen if any 1938 proof nickel dies have the elusive “normal” design.
Ford 30 Year Commerative Coin of V8 Engine
I have a coin that was given to my greatgrandfathers from the Ford Company when they were celebrating the V8 engine’s 30th year. The coin is solid copper, and in the front is a radiator, with the word Ford written across it. On the each side coin are the dates 1903 and 1933.