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 Posted 10/17/2019  12:34 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Mattit to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have a 1964 NMM Lincoln penny (it's yellow, btw) that has a "K" stamped up by the nose.

We were intrigued by the yellow. But I have learned, after some research, that it's probably nothing more than a science experiment result.

But the "K" mark does intrigue me, as I haven't been able to find anything about it.


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 Posted 10/17/2019  05:08 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@mattit, first welcome to CCF. Second, someone has counterstamped your cent. Due to the available real estate, this spot is a pretty common one for counterstamps on cents. Unfortunately, when this was done, the stamp wasn't held quite perpendicular to the surface of the coin and only part of the design was added to the coin. I was thinking that this might be part of the popular US States counterstamps, but the outline that is visible doesn't look like either Alaska or Oklahoma, which would be the obvious choices.

Here is a link to a popular thread on CCF where people post their counterstamped coins. You might skim through all of the pictures trying to find a similar design. Alternatively, you could cross-post this image to that thread in the hopes that someone might recognize it.

http://goccf.com/t/126486
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 Posted 10/17/2019  08:55 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That says it well.



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 Posted 10/17/2019  2:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mattit to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I thought about overstamping. But my thought is that the outline is more of a scratch. But I'll check out that other thread and see if anything comes of it. Thanks for the help.
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 Posted 10/19/2019  01:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A blue light special at K Mart?
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 Posted 10/19/2019  07:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add lcutler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is definitely a weak Alaska counterstamp.
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A weak Alaska counterstamp. If it were full, it would look something like this. Your coin looks like they started the counterstamp too high on the coin and just stopped.

It may be plated or gold washed. The 1974 date was used for this "State Penny," as it was called, as a souvenir of Alaska's 25th anniversary of joining the United States.

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All the way to Baltimore and running out of time" - Tom Waits 'Clap Hands'

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 Posted 10/19/2019  2:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CelticKnot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good eye on that!
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