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2011 LSC Micro O Mint Mark?

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 Posted 07/04/2022  6:39 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Volmot to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Would like opinions on this. Cannot be seen by naked eye but, under scope, appears to be a micro o or somewhat deformed D. I KNOW it's not actually from New Orleans but this mark reminds me of the micro o from Mercury dime so I'm just calling it that for now. Normal 2011-D shown for scale.

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 Posted 07/04/2022  7:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Yokozuna to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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It looks like the coin may have a water spot or even a little bit of zinc rot. I'm about 99.999% sure it wasn't struck in New Orleans, as the mint was closed 102 years before this cent was struck.

I still can't be 100% sure, but that's just me,
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 Posted 07/04/2022  7:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dearborn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think I'll up your percentage by .001 Yoko.
But I think that this microscopic dot is the very beginning of zinc rot - it has to begin somewhere.
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 Posted 07/04/2022  7:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Volmot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Yokozuna. It's clearly not a water spot or rot. I know New Orleans has been closed but couldn't think of anything else to call it. These pictures are not the best but this a very small letter o or a very small, slightly deformed letter D. It shows very well on my microscope but I cannot get that image transferred to my phone or computer and having to crop it down to 300 here makes even harder to see. Appreciate the response, thanks again.
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 Posted 07/04/2022  7:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Coincident zinc rot.



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 Posted 07/04/2022  7:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Volmot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You guys really think this perfectly round raised o is zinc rot? Thanks for the opinions, I would have never guessed. Better pic attached.
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 Posted 07/04/2022  8:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dearborn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes it is the start of zinc rot, the plating starts to bubble up and separate from the zinc core - eventually it will break open and you will see the core of the cent.
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 Posted 07/04/2022  8:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Volmot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
How long does this process usually take?
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 Posted 07/04/2022  8:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bump111 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Could also, perhaps, be a dropped letter.

Edit: is it raised or incuse?
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 Posted 07/04/2022  9:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm thinking a plating issue, perhaps driven by a sub-surface zinc matter. That's an awful tiny feature to be considered a 'dropped' O/0 Beware Pareidolia.
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 Posted 07/05/2022  09:03 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add smat45 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The letter o from GOD...not from GOD but from the word...Not the word of GOD but...you get the point : )~
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 Posted 07/05/2022  09:40 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Please no monitor screen shots! Please use you phone's built in camera directly when photographing your coins. I agree with others, your coin is showing an imperfection which is the beginning of zinc rot. Keep searching!
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 Posted 07/05/2022  09:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Wrekkdd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Far to small to be a dropped letter, it's is zinc rot, most likely a small bubble in the plating burst.

You can find 2021 cents with much worse zinc rot, I don't bother with zinc cents much anymore though I still check for transitional errors on them. Does the USA use the term mule?
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 Posted 07/05/2022  10:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Volmot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
DEARBORN: ..."eventually it will break open and you will see the core of the cent". When asking how long the process usually takes, this is what I was referring to. I wasn't clear when I asked and it sounded like I was asking when COOP would be in. Sorry for the confusion.

Thanks everyone for you replies. I'll move on now...
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