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71 D/D

Post by KLFenstermaker » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:42 pm

Since there hasn't been much in the forums on RPMs, kind of wondering what the status is. Found this tonight, is it proper to call it a RPM, or is it a doubled die?
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Also, in the second set of pics, the D left riser and the base are considerable narrower then on a normal mint mark with the riser being straight and not rounded, and close observation which I can't get a good photo of appears to show some CCW rotation. I am leaning toward just abrasion causing the effect, but is it a possible rotated RPM?
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Re: 71 D/D

Post by AndyO » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:50 pm

Brian's got a number of 71D RPMs and can likely tell you more. First is likely doubling from the mint mark punching process, so an RPM. I feel the second one is also - just rotated.

Mercanti told me straight up one day at Baltimore a few years back that some guys would tap the mint mark punch a couple times, while others would hit it 15 times...
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Re: 71 D/D

Post by BrianVaile » Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:36 am

First one looks like an RPM to me. 2nd one is too VLDS to determine.
There are (11) known 71-D RPM's. Many are on FEV's. Not so many Ike RPM's after 1971. Not sure why.

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Re: 71 D/D

Post by KLFenstermaker » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:56 pm

Brian, your answer leads to my next question; is there a listing and pics of the Ike RPMs that are out there? I found an article from 2009 that listed about 5 71D RPMs and 5 or 6 other ones through 1976. Another question; were there various mint mark styles used on the 71D? Normally, I see the left flare with rounded tips at top and bottom; came across one that only flared slightly at the bottom and without the typical rounding,
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