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I have a penny that is stamped 1970, it also has the moon landing on it. But the difference that mine has is I can't find a 1970 coin only 1969 coins with this on it, and mine also gives the date of 7-20-69 stamped on it verses just July 20 as with the 1969 coin. Would it be a collectors item? Do any others exist? What is the value if any?

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Hi Dale,

Thank you for the picture.

What you have would be more accurately described as a novelty item, made by somebody with a metal punch.  The fact that it's on a 1970 penny doesn't really mean anything.

Value-wise, it's worth about a dollar, if you can find an interested collector.

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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