Double stamped 2001 Penny with shield and the Lincoln Head penny
Would this coin be worth some money? I had one coin shop tell me that one penny was placed on top of the other and then struck real hard to make the shield and Lincoln's head on the same coin. Doesn't seem logical to me, any info would help. Thank You!
Lisa -- I can't open your images. They are in an unusual format. Can you please re-post them as JPG files?
You might have a valuable error coin. But maybe not. Need the images.
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Hmmm. Normally when you see a mixed up coin like this, it means it is a special type of minting error called a 'brockage.' If this is true, your coin carries value as a minting error.
Do not clean your coin. Cleaning ruins value.
First a question: This is one coin, correct?
Second question: I took your most visible images and photoshopped them together into a side-by-side image. Does my image accurately reflect what your coins looks like?
If your answers to my questions are both 'yes' then this MAY be a valuable minting error. Brockages sell for $20 to $200 US dollars, depending on their overall appearance. For an explanation of how brockages are made, see our page here:
The reason I say MAY be valuable is that there is a major problem with your coin: it appears to have two different designs: (1) an older Lincoln Memorial reverse and (2) a newer Shield reverse. Such a minting error can never happen in a minting machine, because the machine is set up with one design or the other, not both. For this reason, your coin MAY be a fake minting error made as your coin shop owner describes.
Hi Lisa -- People do funny things to coins. This one, no doubt, was deliberately made, possibly to sell to a collector. Nevertheless, I sent my picture of your coin to Mike Byers. Mike, literally, wrote the book on minting errors. He'll know. See his web site, below. I'll post when he replies.
Hi Lisa -- Mike responded, but there is no new news. The coin dealer you talked to is correct. Here's Mikes message after viewing the image of your coin.
Nice hearing from you!
Yes it’s been wacked- not a mint error!