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  • 2006 P Nevada mint mark

    This mint mark stood out as unusual to me. Thoughts from the group?

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    During the mid 1990's, they started adding the mintmarks to the master dies to prevent any RPM's or other human mistakes. The coin appears to be well used, and the P looks like it suffers from post mint damage, meaning, it was done outside of the mint.
    On newer coinage if a mintmark is truly doubled, then it should be a doubled die.
    BUT, In this case, I think its simply a coin that shows a lot of circulation damage.

    Some times, spending a lot of time under the microscope can have you looking too closely, and you concentrate too much, looking for every little thing. When you run into a bunch of varieties, you will understand a hard to describe level of effort in order to find variety and errors. If you have some extra funds, try visiting a bank and getting a few rolls of Lincoln Cents. The copper based ones are the best in my opinion, so look at coins from 1982 and back that have mint marks. Those to me are still a rewarding part of the variety hobby and I still collect copper Lincoln Cent RPM's to this day.

    Have a look at a few of what I have done over the past week:
    1945S-CONECA-RPM-009-0001-4x2-S-only.jpg

    1946-D-CONECA-RPM-012-00001-4x2-D-only.jpg 1947-D-CONECA-RPM-001-00001-4x2-D-only.jpg
    Gary Kozera
    CONECA State Representative for Virginia
    Website: http://www.minterrors.org
    Forums:http://minterrors.org/index.php?/forums/
    Auction House: http://auctions.minterrors.org
    Store: http://minterrors.org/index.php?/store/

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    • #3
      Thanks Gary. Those look great and I can see the defects clearly. I'm curious. How do you launder the penny rolls you have searched?

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      • #4
        The "P" appears to have taken a hit....
        Jason Cuvelier

        CONECA
        Lead attributer

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Ronald Ozimek View Post
          Thanks Gary. Those look great and I can see the defects clearly. I'm curious. How do you launder the penny rolls you have searched?
          I don't launder them. I may sell them at a show as singles at a show I attend. There are people who collect Lincolns without any interest in varieties and errors ( except for the high dollar well known varieties and errors), so these sell pretty easily. I usually can make my purchase price back, and in essence, the RPM's are then free - unless there are more than 15 in a roll that is.

          Some of the better ones from the roll, if they look nearly perfect and have a slight chance at a MS67 might go in for grading. That is not very often though. The last batch of 1958's I bought 2 years ago, I sent in 15 coins into a third party grading service and was rewarded with eight MS66 and seven MS67. That roll cost me 8 bucks. Good times.

          I give two sets a year to the Educational Director, John Philips at the Virginia Numismatic Association (VNA) coin convention so they can award them to the Boy scouts who attend the convention to earn the merit badge. It's up to them who they give them out to.

          Sets can be made and sold as "starter sets". The possibilities are endless when it comes to dispensing the extra coins.
          Gary Kozera
          CONECA State Representative for Virginia
          Website: http://www.minterrors.org
          Forums:http://minterrors.org/index.php?/forums/
          Auction House: http://auctions.minterrors.org
          Store: http://minterrors.org/index.php?/store/

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