Coin and Paper Money Collecting/1974 D Penny Error

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Hi,

I recently stumbled upon a 1974 D penny where Lincoln head is shaped like he is wearing a Jewish cap (for a better lack of word) and he is a scarf.  Is this penny worth something?

Lan

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Hi Lan,

There were several different types of alterations inflicted on Lincoln cents back in the '70s -- whether it was Lincoln smoking a pipe or cigarette, a set of 50 different state outlines, an image of Lincoln facing an added image of John F. Kennedy (usually attached to a card listing their "Astonishing Coincidences"), or your alteration.

These novelty items have a value of a dollar or two, if you can find an interested buyer.

I hope this helps,

Dan

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My strong familiarity with all U.S. Mint coins, extensive reference library, and close relationships with many other dealers allows me to identify just about any coin made in the USA. I receive regular updates to all the current price guides -- both wholesale & retail -- to provide accurate values. So, with a good description or pictures, I should be able to identify and value any U.S. coin you have.

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I've been a coin dealer since the 1980's and a coin collector since the 1960's. I specialize in U.S. Silver Coins and have an active online website -- The Working Man's Rare Coins -- http://www.workingmancoins.com -- offering information and inventory in U.S. coins.

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Florida United Numismatics Member #19710
Monroe Coin Club Treasurer
Lincoln Coin Club Board Member
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BBA from Adrian College

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