From Numismatic News
No real answer from them.
Just a mention that is the mintmark die punch from the Philippines used.
Coin Facts: Nothing mentioned nor description information updated on the 1945-S Micro S yet.
From David Lange's book Mercury dimes
Discovered and reported by Bernard J. Maier in 1947. No mention of the Philippines punch used.
First discovery mention (Bernard J. Maier) on Page 244 March, 1947 Numismatist Magazine ANA
Wikipedia: Mentions it being a punch used for coining Philippine coins at the turn of the century, refers to David Lange's book, where he doesn't mention Philippines.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_dime
Can't find much solid information to prove it was the Phillipines punch. I did find a bunch of references to 1945-S Micro S in Numismatic Scrapbook, (using NNP) and which I have a complete set of all issues, (but they are currently packed away in my storage unit, I have no easy access to search them all now).
Too many results from Coin World
magazine, probably many from sales ads just listing "1945-S Micro S" no way to check all of them for articles.
Also many, many auction mentions - again probably 99% are just lot descriptions, no real information from my sampling a few various auctions. RedBook
- I am embarrassed to say I don't have a copy on hand to check at the moment, possibly information in it? Maybe someone with access to the Mega Red could verify?
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