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1875-S Seated Liberty Dime - What's Wrong With This Mint Mark?

 
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 Posted 05/25/2020  7:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Perhaps just flattened and damaged from circulation.
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 Posted 05/25/2020  8:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes looks weird like it has been dobuled/tripled, but I agree with the frog that it is just odd damage.
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 Posted 05/25/2020  8:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not really sure but I have to agree with others that it is just damage. Almost could be a S over S though.
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 Posted 05/25/2020  9:33 pm  Show Profile   Check Onedollarbillnut's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Onedollarbillnut to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Too damaged to tell if is a rpm
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 Posted 05/25/2020  11:56 pm  Show Profile   Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I concur that it's damage, could be a doubled or tripled over mintmark, but no way of telling with that level of damage, so it can't be called as such unless there are other obvious die markers elsewhere on the coin that can be determined without any question to prove it's a repunched mintmark.
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 Posted 05/26/2020  12:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add suipakpaikungfu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yep. Possible doubled, but too much wear to tell.
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 Posted 05/26/2020  11:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add BuyGuns to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Greetings...myself being a 'Pebble of the Community', I would defer to the folks comments above.

I just wanted to point that on Variety Vista web site, under "19th Century & Misc.", there are about five or so Liberty Seated dimes with what looks like doubled 'S' Mint Marks. So they exist. Or called Overlapped.

My take is this was definitely a double or triple 'S', and as noted as a possibility by the Bedrocks, got mangled over time, and hard to officially determine. But my money is on a once Double/Triple/overlapped MM/RPM, and you now see what you see on yours. In fact, yours looks like it may have been a dramatic overlap. Mangled, but a lot of 'S' there IMHO.

Just as a side note...Variety Vista, on all of these samples they have posted, the source is "unknown". They are asking for physical samples to be submitted for Attribution and photography ("Need Specimen for Study"). You may consider that, unless it is too damaged to be of use. Don't hurt to ask. They will tell you.

I had an email correspondence with Variety Vista's owner, Dr. Wiles, on a different coin matter last year, and he is a very pleasant individual. Very helpful. Very committed to his craft. Up to you.

Here's a couple sample pictures from V V:




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 Posted 05/28/2020  11:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Heymikep to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There are 32 varieties for this date and mint mark placement with 9 of the varieties having "filled s" mint marks. This coin looks like it would be one of those 9 varieties. Here is a site that lists them,
http://www.seateddimevarieties.com/..._varpage.htm
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Hey HeyMikep. Lol I added your link to my bookmarks. Good to know. Thx.
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