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Old Sep 5, 2007, 11:44 AM   #1
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Lucius Verus OTD with 'janiform' bust

Hey all,

Here's an interesting overstruck mint error coin I thought I'd share. The bust of Verus appears nearly 'normal' at first, it is only when flipping it over that you get a sense of just how much of the 'undertype' remains. One of the more remarkable error types I've seen. The legend is odd, too, in that it is messed up, cut clearly legible as VER EL VERVS AVG, a combination of pieces of both over-and-under legends.

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Steve
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Old Sep 5, 2007, 05:45 PM   #2
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Thanks Incitatus, this coin is really funny

Looks like an optical illusion:

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