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1952 S Wheat Penny Error Coin?

 
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 Posted 08/12/2020  06:07 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Maui808 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Aloha,

In looking at my 1952 s wheat pennies I noticed one of the s mint marks appear to be closer to the date than the other. Could this possibly be an error? If so, can you help me identify which one it is and is it worth grading? Thank you.

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 Posted 08/12/2020  06:26 am  Show Profile   Check silverwolf's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add silverwolf to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Mint marks were hand punched back then, so mint mark positions vary.. Your second picture from the top looks to have a retained lamination issue.
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 Posted 08/12/2020  06:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Maui808 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Retained lamination issue?
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 Posted 08/12/2020  08:02 am  Show Profile   Check Yokozuna's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Yokozuna to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


The retained lamination is the small "flap" of copper. It's a problem with the alloy used to make the planchet. The copper can separate and peel away. Do a search for the term and you'll see images of coins with different sized laminations from just a tiny spot to the whole coin! Laminations still be attached to the coin, folded or missing sections of metal.
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 Posted 08/12/2020  08:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Petespockets55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The laminations make for interesting coins. The more severe the better. Congrats.
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 Posted 08/12/2020  08:23 am  Show Profile   Check silverwolf's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add silverwolf to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
i took your one image and circled the retained lamination for you.
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