Coin and Paper Money Collecting/2012 struck through Cent


struck through
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I found this 2012 Shield Cents with what looks like a struck through "something".
I made several pictures using different lighting and from different angles.Sometimes the area looks raised and other times it looks incused.
Im hoping you could help me with this one .And also ,what object could had it been struck through?

Hi Monika,

Thank you for the pictures.

Looks to me that your coin was struck through a piece of wire -- I've seen this before.  If it still had the wire attached, it would be worth a lot more, but as it is I would estimate its value at about $50

I hope this helps,


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