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1945 S Wheat Cent, Flipped Mint Mark?

 
 
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 Posted 02/11/2019  10:34 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add SilverStackerKid to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This S only looks like other S mint marks when upside down, I'm having a hard time determining if it is actually upside down and I was wondering if you guys would take a look at it, thank you.




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 Posted 02/11/2019  11:01 pm  Show Profile   Check Errers and Varietys's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Errers and Varietys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 02/11/2019  11:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverStackerKid to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That link helped a lot! Thank you very much, I also agree now.
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You're welcome. Keep up with the good finds!
More information about Die Deterioration? http://goccf.com/t/317950
Retired U.S. Mint Coin Die Set information. http://goccf.com/t/302961
1988 P LMC RDV-006, 1998 P LMC Wide AM, and 2000 P LMC Wide AM. http://goccf.com/t/327834 http://goccf.com/t/294303 http://goccf.com/t/312900
1973 D Lincoln Memorial cent With Recurring Die Subsidence Error Information. http://goccf.com/t/304624
Machine Doubling tutorial. http://goccf.com/t/332421
Die states progression on coins. Scroll down, so you can see the different die state progressions. http://goccf.com/t/325638
Die Deterioration Doubling Tutorial. http://goccf.com/t/336470
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 Posted 02/12/2019  04:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks normal to me, for the year of 1945.
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John1, I'll say it is not normal because the ball serrif appears to be at the bottom of the S, and when inverted, the S looks normal. I may be incorrect though.
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 Posted 02/12/2019  08:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would like to know coops thoughts.
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 Posted 02/12/2019  09:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverStackerKid to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I hope this picture helps with the comparison. The top right picture is how it appears on my coin compared to an inverted mint mark coin, and the bottom right is my coin flipped upside down compared to a normal mint mark. It looks like the S on my coin took a hit on the top serrif in regular veiw.

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I have found quite a few 45 S cents with mint mark looking just like yours. As bad as I hate to be the bearer of some unpleasant news, yours is a normal cent. I emailed pics of one to a very knowledgeable person that looks just like yours and he said that it is a normal cent.
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 Posted 02/12/2019  6:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverStackerKid to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
From what I see in person and the pictures, it appears to me as being a flipped mint mark. If you look at the structure of the S, it looks flipped. Haha we have 2 people who agree and 2 who disagree so I'm not sure what to think about it.
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 Posted 02/12/2019  6:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jim0815 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have found several just like yours and they were all normal. If you truly think you have an inverted mint mark the my advice would be to send it in to John Wexler or Dr. James Wiles. They are the authorities on coins. They pretty much have the last say.
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 Posted 02/12/2019  11:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The deepest/weakest part of the design on the normal one is on the top.

The OP's example is a normal ball serif mint mark.
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 Posted 02/12/2019  11:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverStackerKid to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks guys, this one was hard to tell because the hit changed the look of the mint mark. Coop, your picture helped explain a lot thank you, I can see how it is a normal mint mark clearly now.
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