1935 “5” penny

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Chip Kirkpatrick, Sep 19, 2020.

  1. Chip Kirkpatrick

    Chip Kirkpatrick Well-Known Member

    I already know that everybody will say this is PMD, that contact with something reformed the “S” mint mark.
    However it certainly appears to me that this wheat penny has a 5 for the mintmark. 3B844FE5-794C-4C51-8738-1A5C8F8F16DD.jpeg 1C2BBF57-E5FC-4E93-BB72-2E508EE027D9.jpeg 7879D574-C539-4695-A67D-CFF26813A02F.jpeg E893E7EA-587C-40D4-904D-9F2735F99746.jpeg
     
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  3. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Varietyvista.com > Lincoln cents> RPD's> mint mark styles> find you answer .
     
  4. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    It may "look" like a 5 but I can't imagine anyone at the mint using the number 5 as a mint mark.
     
  5. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    The answer is in the photo of the date/MM. Damage to the upper left edge of the "S". It took a hit.
     
  6. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    However.. The S mint mark took a hit o_O

    There is No reason for the US Mint to replace a letter S Mint Mark for a numeral 5.. There would of been thousands struck just like it and I'm sure it would of been known by now.
     
  7. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    I think somebody needs to put a little more time into studying the minting and die making process if they are going to continue to search for errors.

    You've been a member for awhile. Is this a serious question or did you just forget the smiley face emoji? :banghead:
     
  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Oh the tricks that our mind plays with us. Yes, you are correct as it took a hit and damaged it. You are also correct that it looks like a 5. You offered no explanation as to how that would have occurred during the minting process and believe me, I don't have one either. It couldn't happen. If it did, there would be more than 1 found and after 85 years they would have come to light a long time ago.
     
  9. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    I believe the poster well knows the answer and was just sharing with us. My questions is what would the MM 5 mean? LOL
     
  10. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

  11. Chip Kirkpatrick

    Chip Kirkpatrick Well-Known Member

    kindly reread my post. I acknowledged it was doubtlessly damaged but nonetheless still looks like a 5. Please do not patronize me.
     
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