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1968 No Mint Mark Penny

 
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 Posted 09/20/2022  06:16 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Ochogroovy to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
So I am new to collecting. My girlfriend actually got me into it she's been collecting since she was a little girl she has a couple Penny and dime books actually almost filled. So I came across this penny it's really shiny and looks new to my surprise its from 68!! The Lincoln is raised and it seems to be an off-stamp like the in God we trust is almost cut off the l in Liberty is almost cut off and the six in 1968 looks bigger and unusual and it also weighs 3.08 grams. I will post a picture but I know the quality isn't the best on this site but any info is appreciated.

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 Posted 09/20/2022  07:36 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Your pics are a bit blurry and a bit too much glare,just a FYI. Your coin is normal for the year.Is your GF a member here on CCF?
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 Posted 09/20/2022  08:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sharper pics please.



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 Posted 09/20/2022  11:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
All the cents looked like that, that year. It is a case of a worn master hub that was swelling from many years of creating the new design for the coins. They all had the devices pressing into the rim area.


A new master hub was created in 1969:

Note the two years side by side, how the devices locations/sizes were different. Note the size of the bust was also affected?

CoopHome: What caused the devices to fill into the rim on the 1968 cents? a swelling master hub was the issue. fixed in 1969 with a new, new master hub
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 Posted 09/20/2022  6:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Cujohn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to the CCF and as Coop shows, the difference between 68 and 69 is like nite and day.
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 Posted 09/20/2022  8:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dearborn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

first pictures (not so good) second set of pictures are great. Please try to get the best images you can before you post them up. (sometimes I need to take and retake several before I gat an image that is nice and not blurry.)

Anyway, your coin is very normal for that year. Coop has posted up several helpful images to show you what to look for.
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 Posted 09/21/2022  9:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ochogroovy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you for all the info thought I found a good error coin but I'm still going to put this in in the collection it's such a beautiful color and I'll make sure to post better pictures the first time around.
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 Posted 09/21/2022  11:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mtuma3 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
since you are new to collecting all "no mint mark" coins are Philidelphia Mint coins. You could abbreviate by just saying 1968P
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