It does look like a notch. And it is interesting that the device(s?) is shifted inward. Don't they usually shift toward the rim with a LDS? Are they all shifted the same way? I'm asking because I don't know, not because I'm suggesting something.
Can you post a few pictures of other areas & the whole coin?
- About two score and seven+ years ago, I began a Lincoln cent collection. I have all, most in AU or better & am upgrading to MS as possible. - I collect all coins minted 1809, 1859, 1909, 1959, and 2009. Lincoln and C.Darwin were both born in 1809. The latter published his "On the Origin of Species.." in 1859, the Lincoln cent debuted in 1909, and after that it just seemed like a good way to show the evolution of US coinage. Most non-nums to whom I've shown these react with the phrase, "I had no idea!" That alone shows their worth. - I've completed MS sets of Jeffersons & MS specimens of other ¢5 nickels; Franklins done. Roosies mostly done. I enjoy hunting for WLH and "winged liberty" dimes. -- If I left my early Washington quarter book at one of y'alls house, please ring me up. ANA Lifer #: 6565