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1973 D Penny With Tilted Mintmark?

 
 
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 Posted 07/22/2019  2:53 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add EM55062 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi guys,

I found this 1973D penny with a mintmark a bit higher than usual, which I know is nothing special, but the mintmark is also tilted, which I haven't seen before. Anyone have any information on this (frequency, value, etc.)? I'd greatly appreciate it!

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 Posted 07/22/2019  3:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I call these angled mintmarks. Tilted is a term used for RPMs.

But these angled ones are often found. They were hand punched into the dies.


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 Posted 07/22/2019  3:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add EM55062 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow that's cool! But if the angled ones are found often then are they worth keeping?
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 Posted 07/22/2019  3:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Back when mint marks were hand-punched into the die, they often showed up angled or well off-center beneath the date. I don't know if people collect these or not.



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I like the term rotated mint mark (CW or CCW) in this instance.
http://www.error-ref.com/rotated-mintmark/

More food for thought on describing tilt or tilted mint mark. Thanks, Doug.
http://www.error-ref.com/tilted-mint-mark/
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Not worth keeping, as every example that came from the same die will show the same exact thing. Mintmarks were handpunched into the dies until 1990, so mintmark locations will vary and be different everytime.
More information about Die Deterioration? http://goccf.com/t/317950
Retired U.S. Mint Coin Die Set information. http://goccf.com/t/302961
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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Thanks everyone! Much gratitude
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Mintmarks were handpunched into the dies until 1990, so mintmark locations will vary and be different everytime.

Some references state the adding of mint marks to the master dies was a transition, which began prior to 1990 and completed after 1990. Suggesting not all denominations or mints switched the process at the same time.

Also note a hand punched mint mark on some working dies prior to this can have a similar and even an exact same location and orientation.

Sum it up, the mint mark location is still one of the best PUP's, but in some cases can seem the same to the eye, even under magnification prior to the transition. Thanks, Doug.
Second opinions are always recommended. Rookies thoughts!
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I use the term angled instead because the term 'rotated' is already used for a RPM type. To use it in a second way just makes it more confusing. Thus I use angled.
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Some have asked about my images I use and I'm glad to say, you can now you can see the DVD in sections on youtube:
1. Intro, older coins, toned coins 2. Doubled dies 3. Die events, One of a kind errors 4. So called errors, Coin information 5. Coin information Types and Varieties, Overlays
Jefferson nickel doubled dies Wexler/Rebar complete listings

trail dies:http://www.traildies.com/
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