1984 1 Cent falling mint mark ?

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, POST IT HERE. Numismatic related posts only.

Moderator: Daniel

Post Reply
Message
Author
User avatar
jerry.dowell
Coining Around
Posts: 4
Joined: Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:46 am

1984 1 Cent falling mint mark ?

#1 Unread post by jerry.dowell » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:27 am

1984 1 Cent falling mint mark
Attachments
received_2273276326277856.jpeg



User avatar
mhonzell
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 2051
Joined: Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:14 pm
Location: Missouri
Contact:

Re: 1984 1 Cent falling mint mark ?

#2 Unread post by mhonzell » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:54 pm

When a mint mark gets filled with debris on the die, and then falls onto the coin, this leaves an incuse mark on the coin. And, since the mint mark is no longer plugged, it should appear on the coin in its normal location. You cannot have a dropped mint mark from a Philadelphia coin because it didn't have one to start with.

It looks like a 'D', but when magnified, appears to be raised and more like toning or zinc rot. Basically, a spot.

User avatar
PALH1
Master Die Variety Attributer
Master Die Variety Attributer
Posts: 4426
Joined: Wed May 29, 2013 9:19 pm

Re: 1984 1 Cent falling mint mark ?

#3 Unread post by PALH1 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:05 pm

mhonzell wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:54 pm
When a mint mark gets filled with debris on the die, and then falls onto the coin, this leaves an incuse mark on the coin. And, since the mint mark is no longer plugged, it should appear on the coin in its normal location. You cannot have a dropped mint mark from a Philadelphia coin because it didn't have one to start with.

It looks like a 'D', but when magnified, appears to be raised and more like toning or zinc rot. Basically, a spot.
:agree:

User avatar
Daniel
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 12096
Joined: Wed Jan 28, 2009 4:59 pm
Location: Ohio
Contact:

Re: 1984 1 Cent falling mint mark ?

#4 Unread post by Daniel » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:42 pm

I agree with Mark there's something on the coin but this is not a dropped or fallen letter.

PetesPockets55
Forum Supporter
Forum Supporter
Posts: 1571
Joined: Sat Sep 21, 2013 6:08 pm

Re: 1984 1 Cent falling mint mark ?

#5 Unread post by PetesPockets55 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:32 am

Welcome to the forum and thanks for posting. Hope to see more of yours.

Nice image but I agree also.
And it doesn't quite match the shape of the D in GOD.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Coinblind2, PennyJunkie and 176 guests