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Help Liberty Seated Half Dime 1870 S

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 Posted 07/18/2020  01:00 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Doodatt to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Need help with mint mark
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 Posted 07/18/2020  06:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF. Need better photos please. In focus and not so close.
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 Posted 07/18/2020  10:03 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No mintmark. Your Pareidolia is taking over.
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 Posted 07/18/2020  10:51 am  Show Profile   Check BH1964's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BH1964 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There is no mintmark there. There one known 1870-S half dime and it's a multi-million dollar coin.

1870 half dimes are a common coin.
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That was taken with my phone. This is a 1870s. They used a 6 set die at that time on the press that means it would stamp 6 coins at one time. And the metal came in sheets it stands to reason that if one was may it could have been 6. They would not have tried to stamp 1 coin

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This is certainly not an 1870-S.



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 Posted 07/18/2020  2:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think the S you are seeing would be to small https://www.PCGS.com/coinfacts/coin...-s-h10c/4397

That being said only one way to find out. send it in
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 Posted 07/18/2020  2:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ballyhoo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not a chance. Even a weakly struck mint mark would show tell tale signs by darkening around it like that of the devices/lettering.
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The problem is that no one wants to believe that there is a 1870s other than the one known. That one was impossible until 1978.i got this one at a gas station in change. Look at the s of that period. But can you say that u cant see a S
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This is the S from that period, can u say that isn't the same S
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 Posted 07/18/2020  4:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add macmercury to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with Condor101.

Take a break!

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. The problem is that no one wants to believe that there is a 1870s other than the one known


No, the problem is that this coin doesn't have an 'S' mint mark.
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 Posted 07/18/2020  5:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Tell you what, @Doodatt, submit it to a major TPG and if it comes back authenticated as a '70-S, I'll pick up the grading fees (which you won't need because you'll be rich). Serious offer!
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 Posted 07/18/2020  6:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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That was taken with my phone. This is a 1870s. They used a 6 set die at that time on the press that means it would stamp 6 coins at one time. And the metal came in sheets it stands to reason that if one was may it could have been 6. They would not have tried to stamp 1 coin

They used single die presses, they struck coins on individual planchets not sheets. The mint did not start using dual presses until the late 1960's and quad die presses in the 1980's. In 2002 they switch to a much faster single die press striking horizontally. Your coin is an 1870 from Philadelphia.
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