1970 S Small Date Lincoln Cent

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by ekdahlj, May 21, 2010.

  1. ekdahlj

    ekdahlj Junior Member

    A few weeks ago I found a 1970 S cent in a circulated roll and was very excited for a minute to think that I might have found a small date. Well, it wasn't. So, I found myself in a coin shop today and saw this coin for sale for $0.25

    Did I find it this time? What is this coin worth?

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  3. Shoewrecky

    Shoewrecky Coin Hoarder

  4. ekdahlj

    ekdahlj Junior Member

    What do you think this coin is worth?
  5. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    I would like a larger date photo to be sure, but it appears to be a large date. I can't see the inside of the 9 well, but I think I see the crease between the horizontal and vertical part of the 7.
  6. Shoewrecky

    Shoewrecky Coin Hoarder

    if that is true, then you have better eyes then I.

    Look at the word Liberty, it appears to be worn/faded as all 70s small dates. Also if you look at the hook of the number 9 it has the same shape as a small date
    http://www.lincolncentresource.com/smalldates/1970Ssmalldate.html

    If I am wrong I will apologize however i hope I am right this time :)
    Try blowing up you picture and posting it on photobucket.com
    and try to enlarge the date and the word liberty.
    -Shrek
  7. G-man422

    G-man422 Member

    It looks like a large date to me.
  8. Billyray

    Billyray Junior Member

  9. ekdahlj

    ekdahlj Junior Member

    I do not have the scanning skills necessary for this . . I am going to keep trying though

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  10. Billyray

    Billyray Junior Member

    still looks like a small to me
  11. traumafindr

    traumafindr The Seeker of Lincoln

    Looks small to me too...
  12. ekdahlj

    ekdahlj Junior Member

  13. rlm's cents

    rlm's cents Numismatist

    That is a small date. Look at the hook on the 9 and the height of the tail on the 7.

    Just guessing, but that should be somewhere around a 63. Numismedia says that goes for $30. However, there are enough of those around in better condition, I think you would be lucky to get that much for it.
  14. abe

    abe LaminatedLincolnCollector

    Yup, sm. date. Some people have all the luck...
  15. redwin117

    redwin117 Junior Member

    :hammer:I do have both in 1970s proof set on Ebay for sale in One Lot Item#110534611874
    One is Large Date second is small date. So it's easy to tell if you compare both smalldate and large date.Smalldate is High 7 Large date is Low 7 from the Mintmark.
  16. redwin117

    redwin117 Junior Member

    Attachment of the Photograph of 1970s Proof Set Small date as High 7 and Large Date as Low 7 close to the Mintmark.

    Item no.110534611874 On E bay Please see it! 2 proof Set of 1970s Small Date and Large date.

    I think the photograph will be nice to compare which is which the Small date and large date.

    Thank You.

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  17. Shoewrecky

    Shoewrecky Coin Hoarder

    yes but that is not the only give a way on comparing the two.. You have to remember the word Liberty, the Hook of the number 9 and I believe there is one more that off the top of my head I can't think of it.

    -Shrek
  18. rlm's cents

    rlm's cents Numismatist

    Please don't start with the position of the mintmark. The MM was hand punched back then. The 7 can be near or far (high or low?) for both types. What counts is where the top of the seven is relative to the rest of the date. The tail of the 7 is also noticeably higher or shorter on the small date.

    If you want to see the small date discussed to death, try reading http://www.cointalk.com/t93080/
  19. KennyMac

    KennyMac 82nd Airborne Division

    Ok..I've been reading this with interest because the jar of pennies that I found at a flea market has thirteen various 1970 pennies in it, with Five of those being the 1970-S.....
    According to my very untrained eye, it looks like 3 of them are the small date...but hey, I'm probably legally blind in 6 or more states.

    I'll try and take some pictures, and try and get them posted up in a separate thread.

    The mason jar also contains pennies from 1940 up until 1983, with the majority of them from the 1960's.
    (One 1982 penny looks like it was either hit with a broad center-punch, or shot with a .22).

    Ok...being really new to this, what dates should I be aware of?
    I already know about the 1955 double, but there were none in the jar.

    Thank you in advance, and sorry for the hijack.
  20. mikenoodle

    mikenoodle The Village Idiot Supporter

    that's a small date!
  21. abe

    abe LaminatedLincolnCollector

    One of my favorites to search are the 56-D's. RPM1 is visible to the naked eye, if you have good eyes of course. There is also a variety that has 2 completely separated D's, and a 56-D with a faint "S" between the 1 & 9. The Lincoln Cent Resourse is a very good place for all this info. Have fun...

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