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1954 S Mint Mark Closed And Open S?

 
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 Posted 12/06/2021  7:08 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add arby96 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
it appears some of the S Mint Marks appear to be open and closed on the top of the S. I believe its Machine Doubling that make the S appear that way?


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 Posted 12/06/2021  7:11 pm  Show Profile   Check sheldius's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add sheldius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Maybe a east RPM? With a MS red like that, you would have die markers if you think its one of the many RPM's for the date / MM.
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 Posted 12/06/2021  7:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@arby, generally speaking I don't think that MD causes an enlargement of design elements. As all the mintmarks were added by hand, I wonder if the second one wasn't hit harder, thereby sinking it deeper in the die. I'm interested to hear what others think.
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 Posted 12/07/2021  04:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Have you checked for an RPM attribution number?
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 Posted 12/07/2021  09:54 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add arby96 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hello John, Haven't check the RPM Attribution number, What is the best website to look them up on?
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 Posted 12/07/2021  10:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
http://doubleddie.com/
http://www.coppercoins.com/advsearch.php
http://varietyvista.com/
Check all three and let us know what you find out. You might want to bookmark them as well.
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 Posted 12/07/2021  11:55 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Chase007 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
By looking at the position of the Two mint marks, it is evident they were punched with Two different dies.
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 Posted 12/07/2021  12:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bumpkin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm a big proponent of new (and old alike) collectors researching their finds because it helps them learn and gain valuable knowledge in numismatics. However, I did have to look into this one myself (op's second pic) to see if there is a match for an RPM, granted the op's coin 'is' an RPM. It looks like it has potential but then again pictures and glare can be misleading. "If" this is an RPM, the only one it remotely resembles IMHO is VV's 1954-S RPM-004 simply due to the positioning of the mm. It's also listed on coppercoins as well. However, the S on the op's coin is just way too close to the bottom of the 5 so I think that would even rule out the RPM I mentioned. Need to look a that one real close arby96. If in fact it is an RPM, there is a possibility it may be a new discovery. Not trying to get your hopes up but people do find "firsts" or else we wouldn't have all of the good websites in which to refer. I'm hoping it's not a lighting issue or glare showing that extra curve on the S of your coin. Just look at it very good and make sure it's not glare or all forbid just MD.......
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 Posted 12/07/2021  4:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks more like a contact mark on the central area of the mintmark to me?
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 Posted 12/07/2021  7:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dearborn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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By looking at the position of the Two mint marks, it is evident they were punched with Two different dies.

yep , maybe the second MM was hit too hard on the die, thus making it a bit wider and closing the top of the S
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