Obverse 14: Misplaced 89 In Denticles, Medium Date, Slight Downward Slope
Reverse P: Medium O, [mm Lt,H,TL2], Mintmark Doubled
Obverse 14 Reverse P
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Comments: On Obverse 14, the tops of an 8 and 9 punch are seen in the denticles below the final 89 digits. There is a die crack through the bottom of other letters UNITE(D STATES). Chris Pilliod first identified the misplaced 8 and 9 digits in the denticles.
Interestingly, the Medium O mintmark on Reverse P appears to be repunched east. However, a closer examination of the entire reverse devices revealed strike doubling on this coin. Is it possible that the first conclusion of a repunched mintmark may be incorrect and the actual cause of the doubled mintmark is strike doubling?
Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, VF30
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