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Working Die errors for mintmarks - 1979 Lincoln OMM -overlay pics  

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 Posted 01/12/2018  9:47 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Rpuckett to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
During a recent post, I showed a 1979 Lincoln cent that I believe has remnants of an S over a D. After reading through several expert sites, this shows to be possible when mintmarks were added to the working dies. The dot, for the notorious 1979 die showed a deteriorating mintmark, but what if it was punched over with an S? From what I understand, mintmarks were not part of the master until the 90's and were hand punched into the working die.
I have created overlay pictures to show the perfect match of a horizontal S over deteriorating D.
Hopefully I can change some minds and show that this coin is a possibility. The pictures line up perfectly!

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 Posted 01/12/2018  9:54 pm  Show Profile   Check Tanman2001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Tanman2001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry, it looks like damage to me.

They didn't use that S mintmark style in 1979.

Correct me if I'm wrong but if there was an S in that die first, it would be a proof die, and that would have a noticeable difference from a normal die.
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 Posted 01/12/2018  10:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mark1959 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Really - just a smashed MM -
My biggest fear is that when I die my wife will sell all my coins for what I told her I paid for them.

Working on Whitman Large Cent date set album 1793-1857 (57 holes filled of 64 total) now come the "toughies" - yikes!
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 Posted 01/13/2018  08:46 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Although it is PMD, hits on dates and mm are always tough to identify.
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