1961 penny cracks

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debnak1705
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1961 penny cracks

Post by debnak1705 » Tue Feb 06, 2024 6:28 pm

On the obverse of this coin, there is a tremendous amount of cracking. Any information would be great.
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coinguy
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Re: 1961 penny cracks

Post by coinguy » Tue Feb 06, 2024 6:45 pm

Please show a complete photo of both sides of the coin. Can’t really say from those photos.
Also do not use screen shots, they are too pixilated.

debnak1705
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Re: 1961 penny cracks

Post by debnak1705 » Sat Feb 10, 2024 5:27 pm

Here are the best photos I could take of the front and back of the coins
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Re: 1961 penny cracks

Post by coinguy » Sat Feb 10, 2024 7:28 pm

Much better photos.
It looks like it has been coated with something (varnish?) that has cracked.
Whatever it is it happened after it left the mint so it is considered damage.

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