Coin and Paper Money Collecting/wheat penny error 194?


Bill wrote at 2010-01-15 12:37:01
We have several pennies missing he fourth digit.  Upon magnified inspection we could see the faint remains of the number "7."  Unless there are documented errors from the Mint, I speculate that someone created this rarity.

ev152 wrote at 2011-01-19 06:12:17
That's odd - I have one also. 194? with absolutely no hint of a fourth letter. I can shoot a pic if you want.

Lady Genevieve wrote at 2011-07-06 17:00:12
I also have a 194? penny with the 4th digit missing. There is also an S underneath the date. Would this be a rarity?

Cimolian wrote at 2011-08-02 05:16:22
I have a 194? penny as well. How many have to be identified before it is an actual mint error?  

bill wrote at 2012-03-17 17:09:50
I have 1 also I do not think it is a grease mistake . It is to perfectly flat wear the # is spoused to be .

gary wrote at 2012-06-15 20:28:42
I just read the comment.I also have a wheat that has 194 and no 4th digit and the 3rd being a 4 has a dc on it.the color of the penny is the same.I also have a wheat 1927 missing a ear stem.does that mean the same as a digit missing meaning not possible? thanks gary

margaret wrote at 2015-02-27 01:29:30
We also have a 194D wheat back penny. We are 99% sure that it hasn't been messed with. Why would this have no value when a 3 legged buffalo Nickle does? They are both errors with the die. This coin is priceless to us. Try and find one.  

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