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1912 V Nickel, Do You See An S Or A D?

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 Posted 02/04/2022  8:49 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Adam_E to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hey all, I'm going crazy trying to figure this coin out. I can't discern whether the coin is a 12-S or 12-D. Here's the best closeups I could take of the mintmark:


EDIT: There are pictures of two different coins in this post. Picture number one and picture number two are of the coin I am questioning. Picture number three is of a coin that I am sure is a D to compare to the one that I am questioning.




And here's a comparison with a known "D":




What do you think?
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02/04/2022 10:59 pm
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 Posted 02/04/2022  8:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My vote is for your coin to have been minted in San Francisco.
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 Posted 02/04/2022  8:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wot? I'll say a Denver coin.
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 Posted 02/04/2022  9:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 1847bill to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I vote S but this will end up being like the picture of the blue dress or was it grey.
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 Posted 02/04/2022  9:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
How can this possibly be an "S"? C'mon.
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 Posted 02/04/2022  9:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Adam_E to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Frog, have you seen what an S looks like on a worn V nickel? It can be incredibly difficult to discern.
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 Posted 02/04/2022  9:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@frog, just to be clear, the first two images are of the unknown mm. That third pic is of a D mm from a different coin for comparison purposes. Maybe that is what you are focused on?
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 Posted 02/04/2022  9:24 pm  Show Profile   Check jacrispies's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This looks like circulation flattened S mintmark.

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 Posted 02/04/2022  9:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ty2020b to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
First image definitely looks like as S, can see the lower tail and the curve at the center point. Second image is questionable and looks like it could go either way. My money is on S.
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 Posted 02/04/2022  9:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Perhaps I have confused the images, if so I apologize, and will start over.
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 Posted 02/04/2022  9:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Adam_E to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Frog, I have spoken to quite a few people who are 100% positive that it's a D. I think 1847Bill is right that this will be a "Grey or blue" situation. Ultimately I've received enough responses that it's an S that I think it's worth the gamble in sending to ANACS. This coin cost me about a dollar so I'm not risking anything more than grading fees.
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 Posted 02/04/2022  10:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I see a D, most obvious in last image.

added correction:
Never mind, the last picture is a D now that I re-read the text.
Still, the one above (second pic) looks like a D too, more than it looks like an S to me. It's a tough call.

( Yeah Adam, LOL, I was busy typing that when you posted. )
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 Posted 02/04/2022  10:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Adam_E to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
TNG, the last image is of a different coin.
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 Posted 02/04/2022  10:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This thread is getting confusing. To me, pic #3 in the original post shows a clear D mintmark. My last thought on this.
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 Posted 02/04/2022  10:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Adam_E to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Frog, I state in the original post that the last picture, picture #3 IS a D.

There are pictures of two different coins in the original post. Picture number one and picture number two are of the coin I am questioning. Picture number three is of a coin that I am sure is a D and posted it to compare to the one that I am questioning. I see now that this has caused more confusion than intended. I'll see if I can post this in the OP.

TNG- got it, sorry for sniping your comment!
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 Posted 02/05/2022  02:30 am  Show Profile   Check 52Raymo's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 52Raymo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Definitely an S.
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