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 Posted 09/17/2020  11:56 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add EDM to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have a question regarding 1922 Lincoln cents "without D" and "weak D". I've noted that with these coins the second "2" in the date 1922 is typically strong/stronger and also appears to look different in style and placement from the first "2". My question is, was the second "2" repunched on the dies and someone forgot to repunch the "D"? Or, did the mint simply always use a "192-" hub and then add the last digit? I've noticed that in the 1921 Lincoln cent the second "1" doesn't look like the first "1".
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 Posted 09/17/2020  4:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bret to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The D was punched, but then ground off later.
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 Posted 09/19/2020  09:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Any reply is purely a guess. Remember your asking about what may or may not have happened almost 100 years ago.
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 Posted 09/19/2020  10:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bret to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just carl, the 1922 no D wasn't just discovered. I'm not sure exactly when it was discovered, but it was well over 50 years ago. If someone knows, please post the information. For sure, there were people still alive when it was discovered that had worked at the Denver mint. In addition, the polishing of the die is reflected in the coins that were minted.
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 Posted 09/21/2020  04:00 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I believe the varying strength of the 2s is due to the uneven nature of the die polishing that also removed the mintmark. I don't think any repunching of the date was involved.
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 Posted 09/21/2020  12:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I believe the varying strength of the 2s is due to the uneven nature of the die polishing that also removed the mintmark. I don't think any repunching of the date was involved.
I agree, to the best of recollection anyway. I need to find a reference post.
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 Posted 09/23/2020  8:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add smokeriderdon to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nothing I have ever read suggests anything other than polishing off the MM and variations are a result of that.
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