1976-S RPM ?

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1976-S RPM ?

Post by abehil » Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:08 pm

Remember, I'm still a newbie so when I see something looking doubled I have to ask so I can learn. :)

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Re: 1976-S RPM ?

Post by AndyO » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:19 pm

Nothing exciting on the mint mark, except maybe a contact ding.

The top of whatever letter however, that looks like it could possibly be the real deal for doubling.
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Post by abehil » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:58 pm

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Re: 1976-S RPM ?

Post by abehil » Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:06 am

AOskam wrote:Nothing exciting on the mint mark, except maybe a contact ding.

The top of whatever letter however, that looks like it could possibly be the real deal for doubling.
Wait, I'm not ready to give up yet. This is what I think I see my MM looking like. Doesn't anybody see the double line down the middle ridge of my coin's MM?

http://www.ikegroup.info/71Ss-sdraft.pdf
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Re: 1976-S RPM ?

Post by AndyO » Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:26 am

Yes, but it's really insignificant. Almost all mint marks have doubling depending on how far you increase magnification. It was common for die makers to stamp a mint mark in a die 3, 4, or even 10 times in some cases. Often times it's not seen due to the small size and the almost immediate obliteration due to die wear in production that occurs on the smallest devices first.

For a notable RPM, it really needs to show some apparent split serifs, or a remnant protruding from the field - something like that.
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Re: 1976-S RPM ?

Post by abehil » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:18 pm

Ok, I concede.

But I don't actually know what a "remnant protruding from the field" means. What is it or what does it look like? :?:

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Re: 1976-S RPM ?

Post by AndyO » Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:22 pm

I'm referring to a misplaced strike from the mint mark punch.

Search the forum for the 71S/S pictures. It's not much, but it's about as good as it gets in the Ike series to date.

Actually, get yourself the latest Cherry Picker's Guide edition and look through Roosevelt dimes (and other series). They are famous for RPMs that show a mint mark feature punched in a totally different location than the intended mint mark. You'll see remnants of the mint marks (parts of the mint mark) punched completely out of position to the intended mint mark. Look at the earlier Roosevelt years in the CPG, especially 46 - 53. The 52S has a great example of what I'm describing. There's a whole other S mint mark shifted above the main mint mark, but very shallow compared to the "real" mint mark.
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Re: 1976-S RPM ?

Post by SteveP » Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:32 am

abehil wrote:But I don't actually know what a "remnant protruding from the field" means. What is it or what does it look like? :?:
Check out the black arrows in the photo that you attached above.
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Re: 1976-S RPM ?

Post by abehil » Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:06 am

SteveP wrote:
abehil wrote:But I don't actually know what a "remnant protruding from the field" means. What is it or what does it look like? :?:
Check out the black arrows in the photo that you attached above.
Aha! Thanks.

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