1922 D penny

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Chip Kirkpatrick, Jul 22, 2020.

  1. Chip Kirkpatrick

    Chip Kirkpatrick Well-Known Member

    I was going through a few pennies and noted this 1922 D and thought the mintmark appears to be small so I Googled it to find a comparison.

    There I read this coin is worth $20 and up. Is that a fair valuation?

    Then it was stated that a no mint mark or weak mint mark carries some serious worth. This raised a few questions to me:

    I thought any coin sans mint mark 16815E75-553C-4C9D-8980-DD59B7BAD127.jpeg 9B7B5578-BE4E-4C94-A2DF-B21074DD8C0D.jpeg 36015719-4B63-4BF2-8089-FF3D3501843C.jpeg 37466ACE-0CB6-4FE5-A54E-3BC0232164E5.jpeg came from Philly. How can you determine if it’s a coin from Denver? How would it be distinguishable from a standard no mint Mark Philadelphia coin? The lack of the smell of a grilled steak, onions and cheese sandwich?

    ‘And what determines a weak mint mark? This one looks ok to me but feel free to disagree.
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  3. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    The D means Denver

    Not a weak MM
  4. Danomite

    Danomite What do you say uh-huh Supporter

  5. wxcoin

    wxcoin Getting no respect for 65 years Supporter

    I would put the value of the coin closer to $5 than $20.
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  6. bikergeek

    bikergeek Active Member

    I count that as a sweet find! In fact, the 1922 Ds are the last Lincolns I need to complete the wheaties. I'll collect both the D, and the "no D Strong Reverse," which carries a premium over the no-D version with the very weak reverse. But the No D Strong Rev is a VERY pricey coin. High value or not, it's a coin I'd really enjoy coming across!
  7. Coin Obsessed

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  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Nice find but it's only worth about $10. In 1922 all Cents were minted in Denver but they are some without the D and others have a weak D. But they all came from Denver. Yours is not a weak D.
  9. CaptHenway

    CaptHenway Survivor

    I am writing a book on 1922-dated cents. Will be out in 2022.

    This is a fairly common variety. The D is a bit weak, but this is not what any of the grading services call a "Weak D."

    The harsh cleaning hurts the value. Might bring $5-10 on eBay.
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  10. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    I agree it is not a weak D but is a fairly good looking coin. Thanks for the post
  11. Peter Economakis

    Peter Economakis Well-Known Member

    Can I please jump in. Is it ok with you Chip? If not I will ask the Mods to delete this.
    I have 2 1922 D's.
    One is obviously a strong D on the bottom 2 set of pics and the other up top I think it might be worn? Can anyone estimate the worth also?

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  12. whopper64

    whopper64 Well-Known Member

    Weak D and regular strike D. Weak D is more valuable. No D with strong reverse is the most valuable.
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  13. CaptHenway

    CaptHenway Survivor

    The first one is only slightly weak, and does not qualify as the "Weak D" designation that brings a premium.
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  14. Peter Economakis

    Peter Economakis Well-Known Member

    So the weaker D is from wear and not a grease on the die strike?
  15. CaptHenway

    CaptHenway Survivor

    No, the die was worn down enough to weaken the D, and in a normal year's coins it might be recognized as a minor variety, but there are very many different dies and die states in the 1922-dated cents, ranging from slightly weak down to missing completely. On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being missing completely, this die in this die state is about a 4. The grading services do not consider this die in this die state to be significant and will not certify it as a "Weak D."

    It is very confusing. I hope to bring order out of chaos in the book.
  16. Peter Economakis

    Peter Economakis Well-Known Member

    Looking forward to it.
    From what iv'e googled it is somewhat explained as to why but just so many variables come into play.
    Putting a price on them has to be really hard..
  17. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Sad but true
  18. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    If it came from Philly. The bag would be covered with grease. Hope that helps
  19. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    I would buy that book
  20. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Your correct. I have a weak D. You can really tell
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  21. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    I would talk to the person writing the book. Thinking this would be a 3 page thread. Since when do members not show their 22 D’s. You members giving up TEACHING US
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