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1971-D Jefferson Nickel.. Low Mintmark?

 
 
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 Posted 08/12/2019  8:26 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add 1962penny to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hey guys another quick question.
I just found the nickel on the left (not in the folder). compared to my other one in the folder, it looks like the mintmark is much lower. Am I seeing things? is this a variety of any sort? or just a different die used. Any insight would be appreciated. Thank you!
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 Posted 08/12/2019  8:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Am I seeing things?


No you aren't. The mintmark was applied to the dies by hand at this time and so it's position varied a little bit. Most likely no premium unless the mintmark is so far out of the ideal location that it is touching another design element.
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 Posted 08/12/2019  8:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hole_in_pocket to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've seen a post somewhere that there is a variance in mint marks. I believe this fits within an acceptable range for the mint mark. I do think its a bit lower.
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 Posted 08/12/2019  8:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 1962penny to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
right on, so safe to throw back in a roll to turn in to the bank. thanks guys
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 Posted 08/12/2019  8:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hole_in_pocket to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
find one in the hair or touching the date... thats worth keeping!
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 Posted 08/12/2019  8:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Or the hair braid.
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