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        I have a 1951-d cent that appears to have multiple errors.
E pluribus unum is written on both sides of the coin. The coin is warped.The rim and edge of the coin are abnormal. Also, lincoln's face has a skeletal appearance, and there is lettering on his head. I sure would appreciate any info or input you could give me  on this coin. thank You, Sue

Hi Susan,

Without seeing it, and by your description, I would have to say your coin sustained damage at some point after it left the mint -- like somebody used a press to squish a couple pennies together, to transfer images from one coin to the other, and what you have is one of those squished pennies.

As such, it has no collector value.

I hope this helps,


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