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1984 LMC Wrong Die Used For Date Or Missing Mint Mark? Lots Of Pics

 
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 Posted 12/31/2019  05:05 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add JohnWayne007 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hey guys, so long story short I kept this 1984 LMC for a while because for the life of me I could not figure out what was wrong with it, in hand the rim looks odd and bowl shaped, I posted about it before but I'm not sure if it was on this site or not but it didn't get very much attention.

Today I collected all of the 1984's I have from Philly mint and Denver mint and compared a few against this one and I think I figured out what is wrong with it.

From the looks of these photos the Date on my 1984 Philly minted LMC is the same date they use on the 1984 Denver minted LMC, you can also notice the 1 and 9 match the denver one as well but I didn't include markers for those in these pics, is there a difference in the dies used for the date for different mints? I have no clue.

I tried looking online and could not find anything about this .

Let me know what you guys think, thank you in advance.






They say coin roll hunting is like a box of chocolates, you never know what your gonna get.... I think it went something like that, I was too busy looking at coins.

This is my very first error coin I found that got me hooked.
- 1989 Belize 25 Cent's with a Doubled Die Reverse http://goccf.com/t/362747
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 Posted 12/31/2019  07:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not sure but I think all the dies were made at philly,then shipped to Denver where they added the mint mark.
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 Posted 12/31/2019  07:44 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add stoneman227 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The design elements on the die are incuse so that when a coin is struck the design will be in relief. The base of each design element on a coin is wider than its highest point to facilitate the release of the coin from the die.
Your coin was struck by a die that had been abraded down enough to remove the wide shoulder of the design from the face of the die. With the wide shoulder gone the lines that form the numerals are smaller as seen with the 4 and increasing the diameter of the circles that form the 8
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12/31/2019 07:46 am
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 Posted 12/31/2019  1:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Not sure but I think all the dies were made at philly,then shipped to Denver where they added the mint mark.

Close, at that time all the dies were made at Philadelphia, From the same hub, and then they punched the mintmarks into the ones for Denver or San Francisco and then shipped them out. After 1997 Philadelphia provided Denver with a master hub that included the mintmark and Denver then made their own dies for the year.
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 Posted 12/31/2019  3:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JohnWayne007 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you guys for the replies, it kept bugging me because the longer I stare at the dates the more differences I notice but your answers seem more logical. I was just curious to know if they used 2 different die designs for the date (kind of like large date/small date scenario) because all of the 1984's with no mint mark don't match with this one which as far I knew should, but instead look more similar to the ones with the Denver mint mark so I wasn't sure if it was suppose to be like that or if it was a Denver minted 1984 without the mint mark or not. Thanks again
They say coin roll hunting is like a box of chocolates, you never know what your gonna get.... I think it went something like that, I was too busy looking at coins.

This is my very first error coin I found that got me hooked.
- 1989 Belize 25 Cent's with a Doubled Die Reverse http://goccf.com/t/362747
Edited by JohnWayne007
12/31/2019 3:50 pm
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