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Possible Misplaced Mint Mark 1963 S Nickel

 
 
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 Posted 11/30/2019  8:24 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add IsThisAnything to your friends list Get a Link to this Message



Former lurker, first time poster. I found this nickel in a bag of buffalo's I am sorting through. It looks like the mint mark may have been struck on the wrong side. I don't expect it to be worth anything, but it could have a neat factor. I'd love some opinions.
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 Posted 11/30/2019  8:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add muddyknuckles to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like an s to me could be PMD or the guys have a word for it on here I can't recall which amounts to seeing shapes where there aren't. Better pictures please closer to the suspected mint mark please. Very interesting find.
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 Posted 11/30/2019  8:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@ita, glad to have you out of lurker mode and contributing. That nickel looks pretty cool. I suspect that the number 9 just took a hit that shaped the bottom part roughly- S-like. I've tried to enlarge, crop, and enhance this region, but it is a bit pixelated. It would be super-cool if you could post a nice clear close-up. Thx!


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 Posted 11/30/2019  8:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just PMD.
The only mm in 1963 was a "D" and it was on the reverse.
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It would take a pretty specific hit to make the s with a tail like it has. I am hopeful on this one looks too good. like spence said enlarged close up clear picture of the date please. thank you jimmyd still looks exactly like an s.
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The word you were looking for earlier is pareidolia,
it fits in perfect with this post.
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Yeah, I am already struggling with that 300 limit. I got out a magnifying glass to take this picture. It looks very different, but the raised area beneath the end point if the 9 still catches my attention. PMD?

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PMD?


Yep sure looks like it to me.
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The 'S' mintmark wasn't used from 1956-1967. The mint at San Francisco closed in 1955 and reopened in 1965. But the 1965-1967 coins didn't have any mintmarks. In 1968 there were 1968-S Cents in business strike and proof cents.

So it would be impossible to have a 'S' mintmark in 1963.
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Thank you jimmyd that's it exactly. Under greater magnification it looks like a moon crater but before I would have swore it was a dropped letter even down to the s having a proper tail.
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That's what I thought, too, muddyknuckles! This was great; I learned a lot! I have seen so many S mint marks recently that I didn't stop to ask if that was a year they were open. Now that you say it, it makes a lot of sense looking at what I have, too. Thank you, everyone!
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