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    2017P Unusual looking hole on Obverse

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    Any idea what could have caused this unusual hole in the plating?
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    I think I see metal pushed towards the northeast. I'm thinking a gouge after the mint and now it's affecting the core.

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    Thank you enamel! So it was punctured after the strike? This came from a whole box of 2017P's, they don't look circulated.

    Edit... sorry, I realize that's a dumb question but I'm not going to erase it. My thought was, when we get bricks of full 2017P's for example, and they do not appear to be circulated, I realize this could have happened at the mint or after it left the mint (PSD). But seeing this on what looks like an uncirculated coin just seems odd and makes me think the mint did it. Is that any better?!LOL
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    If that was in a full sealed box of 2017-P cents then I'd lean towards it came out of the mint or rolling outfit that way. Maybe it had something stuck on the planchet before plating or a bubble when plated then a speck of plating came off when struck. It could also have been a bubble that somehow got sheared off at the rolling outfit. That's only a guess based on context that it came from a solid date sealed brick.
    I have had a few sealed solid date bricks where among them there was one or a few oddballs, once even a single wheatie in a solid brick so you never know and the coin is spotty. I still lean towards it probably came out of the mint or at least out of the rolling outfit that way. Probably does not matter, it's a plating defect that came off.

    I realize this could have happened at the mint or after it left the mint (PSD)
    Remember, PSD means post strike damage. Many coins get post strike damage before they leave the mint. If they mangle a coin at the mint after it's struck it's still PSD.

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    It looks to be circulated to Viv. You can see where it's taken some hits on the obverse and reverse pics. Light, but they are there. Very cool looking though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by makecents View Post
    It looks to be circulated to Viv. You can see where it's taken some hits on the obverse and reverse pics. Light, but they are there. Very cool looking though.
    Thank you very much guys for looking at this odd coin. Jon, this is a sealed box of nothing but 2017P's so far. Makes me think they are not circulated and the rolling companies were clearing out all of their boxes to make room for the 2018's. If I find some other year coin in some rolls I would think differently. I'm really not sure how that works.

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    The marks on the obv could be from a counting or rolling machine... I am leaning toward a gas bubble that got sheared... On your full obv pic the area around the hole appears to be slightly concave which adds to the thought of a gas bubble and with it opened up it has deflated!!!
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    Found another one of those weird holes from this same Shield batch. Just odd that it's in the middle of the rinse spot on both coins.
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    Any chance you can push down on those spots. Meaning, do you think the zinc below has corroded away?

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    I haven't tried that yet Cliff, just set them aside. The hole on the first one is so big you can see the edges of a top layer (plating) and then it goes deeper but just looks like darkness, not all the way through the coin.

 

 

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