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1969s pennies with tilted S's

 
 
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 Posted 12/06/2017  12:58 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Hwy14 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I put 3 1969s pennies together, just because I had 3, and I noticed 2
of the S's were tilted. The one on top seems to be tilted to the right and the bottom left to the left. Is this normal?
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 Posted 12/06/2017  01:01 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Crazyb0 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The mintmarks were added by puncheon individually to each working die by hand at the Philly mint. This makes for place and orientation differences
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 Posted 12/06/2017  01:51 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


It is completely normal for cents up until 1990 when the mintmark became part of the master design.
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 Posted 12/06/2017  07:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great question with specific answers. Now if we could all beat 1990 into our brain we'd have it.
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 Posted 12/06/2017  12:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add stoneman227 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Moxking , the only problem is in 1990 the cent and nickel were still punched into the individual working dies. It wasn't untill 1991 they caught up with the other denominations


Sorry , had it backwards . The cent and nickel started in 1990 and the rest in 1991

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