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 Posted 02/12/2018  10:00 pm Show Profile   Check shotgung's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add shotgung to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Just verifying this is a 1970-S small date, FS-01-1970S-1401
Pretty sure it is. Thanks in advance. Steve


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 Posted 02/12/2018  10:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add chuckster 125 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry,

Your coin is the 1970S Large Date.

The bottom of the 7 is clearly below the O.
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Pictures of these can be deceiving, but looks LD to me shotgung.
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According to the book, it doesn't have anything to do with the 7 or the 0 but where the S falls with regards to the 9. IMO

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The MM will"move around" depending on the particular die. But, the SD/LD differentiation has everything to do with the position of the numerals. In your pics, note how the top coin has the 9 7 0 inline along the top while the 7 is below the 9 & 0 on the LD ( bottom pic)

Edit: some people also use the curve of the 9 as an indicator. On a SD, the upper curl of the 9 points to the middle of the 7 and it points to the bottom of the 7 on a large date.
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According to the book, it doesn't have anything to do with the 7 or the 0 but where the S falls with regards to the 9.

I have to disagree with that. The 7 in a small date is level with the top of the 9. Another reliable diagnostic is LIBERTY. On the small date it is mushy, especially the RTY. Although I have to say that some large dates have a mushy LIBERTY too. So, I wouldn't hang my hat on that.
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My bad chuckster. I thought you meant the bottom of the 7 and the 0, not the top.
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The biggest key once I saw a
real one in hand is the weak BERTY, right off the bat before even checking the date.

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Large Date, nine is not pointy enough.
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LD- I also look at the end of the inside loop of 9 points down for LD points almost to the middle of the 7 on SD always
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There were several dies that has the small date on them.

So the locations will vary for the mint mark.


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 Posted 02/13/2018  10:59 am  Show Profile   Check chafemasterj's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chafemasterj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Of all the varieties in Lincoln Cents the 1970-S is the one I’ve struggled with the most. Thanks for all the great info.
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shotgung: We're !


I have mentioned in other posts how easy it is to tell the difference between a large date and small date 1970S Penny.


Very Simple. (IMHO)
Just turn the coin around with the date upside-down!

The base of the 7, now pointing NORTH will always extend well above the 0 on the Large Date.

On the Small Date, the base of the 7 pointing NORTH will be spot on EVEN with the 0.


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