Coin and Paper Money Collecting/US penny


We have a 2000 penny mint d it has a triangle above the date with the # 33 stamped in the middle of the triangle

Hi Thomas,

This is something that was done to the penny after it left the mint.  It sounds like somebody from a Masonic Lodge stamped this (along with many others I'm sure) to be handed out to members of that lodge -- Mason's Lodge #33 (wherever that may be) ... I'm guessing that whomever received the Masonic Penny accidently spent it, and it found its way to you.

These generally sell for a dollar or two at coin shows.

I hope this helps,


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