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1968 D Triple Mint Mark

 
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 Posted 03/08/2021  12:20 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add allcoinsaregood to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi to all. Found this highly circulated 1968 D with a suspicius mint mark. Upon going to higher magnification I could make out three MM one on top of the other. Look at the bottom left. Tough to see and light property, so I took two pics. Let me know your thoughts. Regards.



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 Posted 03/08/2021  12:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Scuba1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not sure but to me it looks like this copper cent took a hit directly on the mint mark at some point in its life during circulation and distorted it. Looks like maybe a large die chip to the left of the mark too.
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 Posted 03/08/2021  12:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I see one MM with damage.
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 Posted 03/08/2021  12:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Scuba1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Meant to add, GREAT pictures! Makes it so much easier for others to see exactly what the poster is talking about with pictures of that quality.
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 Posted 03/08/2021  1:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
In order for a mintmark to be a RPM, there needs to be a spread between the punches. A mintmark can be enlarged and still not show a spread:

This one is not a RPM, no spread is showing of the punches:

Note on this one, they got to close to the digit, then moved it lower and still too close, and then a third location was decided. Thus a 1955-S S/S/S RPM-001 South.

1959-D D/D/D/D S-S-S-N. Note the line on the lower loop. That is the North on the lower loop. 1959-D RPM-009.
So your are seeing that the above item it not showing a mintmark punch spread. But is really contact marks on the mintmark.(Damage is never a plus for a coin)
Note on this one with the 3-D affect.

You can see clearly the two different punches.

Also on the serifs of the mintmarks you can see a split on the edges of the mintmark:


A rotated mintmark:

Look similar to a tilted RPM, but note the upright, with the curve on it. That is called a rotated punch issue.


Also RPMs are in directions:

The tilted are the most common to find and the hardest to identify. To match up a RPM, first consider location as that is the first step. Regardless on how close it looks like a matching RPM, the location is the determining factor. Also on the split serifs, need to also match to the exact same same/angle of the mintmark. A lot involved on determining the correct number. Takes time and patience to determine if they are a match, or not? So I hope this widens the horizons a bit.

CoopHome: RPMs what are they and why is spread so important on a RPM?

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 Posted 03/08/2021  1:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add allcoinsaregood to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, I appreciate all comments. Well circulated coin which makes it hard to see.
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