John G. writes: I have heard that there was a misprint on the 1995 pennies. I have saved all I found but can’t find what the misprint is. Do you know?
Billions of cents are struck each year and many dies are manufactured to mint the large number of cents required. There is one 1995 cent die that shows strong doubling of the letters in LIBERTY, on the obverse of the coin. This kind of error is called a doubled die and occurs when a die is improperly manufactured. Every coin struck from this die will show the exact same doubling. Note that hundreds of dies are used to strike cents and only this one die was responsible for the error.
Value: about $25-30 in red uncirculated condition.