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  • 1942 S walking liberty Half Dollar.

    Hi I'm josh. I'm new to this forum. I have been into collecting for awhile now started with wheat cent but have branched into other coins and things. But recently I acquired a 1942 S walking liberty half dollar. And I noticed something going on with the mint mark. Any help would be great. Thanks josh.
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  • #2
    Afraid the image is just not clear enough. Being a 1942, it is possible it is just some old damage.
    Bob Piazza
    Lincoln Cent Attributer

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    • #3
      Here is a link to the variety vista website for the RPMS. I too cannot tell whats going on with that photo. A more direct, properly orientated photo of the mint mark would help. Others at 90-degree angles (north, south east, west) are helpful too. We can then download them and turn them as needed.

      http://varietyvista.com/10%20Walking...Ms%201942S.htm
      Last edited by MintErrors; 11-21-2022, 09:22 PM.
      Gary Kozera
      CONECA State Representative for Virginia
      Website: http://www.minterrors.org

      Unsure if it is mechanical/machine/strike doubling or damage? I suggest reading this post below !
      Updated as of May 4th 2022 !
      https://minterrors.org/what-is-machi...anical-damage/
      Another Post - Updated as of October 17th 2022:

      https://minterrors.org/what-is-a-die-variety-coins/

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      • #4
        In my opinion, It's definitely not a S over D, as none are documented. Plus that would be an immensely small D. It could be a piece of metal, debris or other item, and sure it could be a die chip. Tough to tell with the photo so grainy.
        Gary Kozera
        CONECA State Representative for Virginia
        Website: http://www.minterrors.org

        Unsure if it is mechanical/machine/strike doubling or damage? I suggest reading this post below !
        Updated as of May 4th 2022 !
        https://minterrors.org/what-is-machi...anical-damage/
        Another Post - Updated as of October 17th 2022:

        https://minterrors.org/what-is-a-die-variety-coins/

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        • #5
          I'm not sure why the photos keep being flipped. Hopefully these are better. Thanks for the info. I do know the 2023 redbook mentions on page 22 the 1942 S and 1943 S came in large and small mint mark sizes. Thanks for the info.
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          • #6
            Hear are some pictures of the mint mark taken at the 4 points of the compass. Thanks for the help
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            • #7
              OK for the first picture, there appears to be some material missing from the devices north west of that "S". It could have easily traveled and got lodged on the cavity of the "S". It is tough to tell for sure what it is, since the photos are better, they wont let me zoom in super close to see if it's a die crack, lamination extra loose metal or otherwise. If you have a soft wooden toothpick you can GENTLY nudge that thing to see if is loose or actually solid in place. Don't use anything that would scratch the surface.
              Gary Kozera
              CONECA State Representative for Virginia
              Website: http://www.minterrors.org

              Unsure if it is mechanical/machine/strike doubling or damage? I suggest reading this post below !
              Updated as of May 4th 2022 !
              https://minterrors.org/what-is-machi...anical-damage/
              Another Post - Updated as of October 17th 2022:

              https://minterrors.org/what-is-a-die-variety-coins/

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              • #8
                It is a solid piece. No budging it

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                • #9
                  Then, it's not debris, and may be a die crack, lamination or extra metal hammered into design.
                  Gary Kozera
                  CONECA State Representative for Virginia
                  Website: http://www.minterrors.org

                  Unsure if it is mechanical/machine/strike doubling or damage? I suggest reading this post below !
                  Updated as of May 4th 2022 !
                  https://minterrors.org/what-is-machi...anical-damage/
                  Another Post - Updated as of October 17th 2022:

                  https://minterrors.org/what-is-a-die-variety-coins/

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                  • #10
                    K thanks for the help

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