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1983 LMC Dropped Letter Or Damage?

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 Posted 09/24/2022  10:05 pm Show Profile   Check Tanman2001's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add Tanman2001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Just found this one in a roll. Not sure what to think about it. Incuse L-shaped mark on the bottom of the bust. Dropped letter or damage? Would like to field some opinions, so what do you think?




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 Posted 09/24/2022  10:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Petespockets55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It sure does but it doesn't quite match the L in PLURIBUS from the reverse.

Hmmm ...

Is that another incuse curve to the left of the one you mention?
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 Posted 09/24/2022  11:12 pm  Show Profile   Check Tanman2001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Tanman2001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Is that another incuse curve to the left of the one you mention?


Yes that is. Also another small dot in the field below the L.
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 Posted 09/25/2022  04:36 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Is the L raised or incuse?
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 Posted 09/25/2022  10:03 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add -makecents- to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Being incuse and the correct orientation, I don't know what else it could be, other than a dropped letter. Very cool looking.
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... Incuse L-shaped mark on the bottom of the bust. Dropped letter or damage? ...


Looks incuse to me as well.
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 Posted 09/25/2022  4:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinHI to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm leaning towards a contact mark from another coin PMD. It does look interesting but not being BU and the shape not matching other devices I don't think this is a dropped filling.
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 Posted 09/25/2022  4:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jim0815 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It isn't the same size as the L in LIBERTY or E PLURIBUS UNUM, with it being incuse I'm leaning towards damage.
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 Posted 09/25/2022  6:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree, post mint (strike) damage from another coin.
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 Posted 09/25/2022  7:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add -makecents- to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Guys, I understand you wanting to make this damage but why is the orientation correct, it would be reversed, if damage from another coin. Whether it be an "L" a partial "E" or a 7, it is still oriented correctly and I'm sure the OP knows this or they would not have taken the time to post.
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 Posted 09/25/2022  7:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add RobO411 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If it is a dropped letter.
Isn't it just hard dried grease that fell out of a letter like the L-LIBERTY? If that's so. It wouldn't necessarily be the exact size of a letter.
When I first saw it I thought part of T from STATES.
But second thought the T wouldn't/couldn't drop onto the obverse side.
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 Posted 09/26/2022  04:05 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What is that to the left of the L? Are we going to need Mike on this one?
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 Posted 09/26/2022  1:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add RobO411 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Almost looks like the tail of the 9
But maybe all isn't dropped stuff.
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 Posted 09/26/2022  6:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Cujohn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A dropped letter would not be incised. It would be pressed into the coin when the dies come together. In order to be incised, it would have to be part of the die.
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 Posted 09/26/2022  9:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add -makecents- to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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A dropped letter would not be incised. It would be pressed into the coin when the dies come together. In order to be incised, it would have to be part of the die.

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