1885 S Morgan. Funky mintmark

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  1. Medussa

    Medussa Silver

    I'm glad this is certified. What kind of "S" is this? LOL 1885 S.jpg R 1885 S.jpg
     
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  3. C-B-D

    C-B-D Well-Known Member

    Looks like a partial hole was started on the Mintmark.
     
  4. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Can you get a close up of just the mintmark? It could be several things.
     
  5. Ike Skywalker

    Ike Skywalker Well-Known Member

    Looks like a not so well-placed hit directly on the mint mark.
     
  6. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Derp, derp, derp!

    The S took a direct hit. An undamaged S looks like this...

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  7. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    Tough to tell, but could it be a rpm D?
     
  8. gronnh20

    gronnh20 Well-Known Member

    Check your RedBook and tell me how many 1885-D Morgan dollars are out there.
     
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  9. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

  10. Medussa

    Medussa Silver

    I wish I could. I don't have any equipment except my cell phone. :(
     
  11. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    That's all I have. I take a photo, then I go to the photos and crop it. Then is the post. See if your phone will allow that.
     
  12. Medussa

    Medussa Silver

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  13. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    Oops! I gotta check my glass prescrip.
     
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  14. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Much better! Thank you. Looking at this closeup I do not believe this is an "S" mintmark. Being an 1885 it can't be a D as none were produced. I believe this is an O mintmark that has been damaged.

    If I am correct the TPG, ANACS, just made a mistake on the label. While not common it is something that does happen on occasion.

    Again, thanks for the better photo of the area in question.
     
  15. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I see that you see the problem, no D mintmark for the year 1885. :)
     
  16. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    Right between my eyes.:wacky::wacky:
     
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  17. messydesk

    messydesk Well-Known Member

    Either a hit or a spot on the mint mark.
     
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