1940 penny mintmark

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Chip Kirkpatrick, Sep 16, 2019.

  1. Chip Kirkpatrick

    Chip Kirkpatrick Well-Known Member

    3B00AA49-3CA2-42D6-B955-FABC7A1F0107.jpeg 6E5D973D-1E67-4F3A-A1DA-C654159685E6.jpeg 3D17C106-1594-47CC-8B48-C997D4666BB9.jpeg 2A4BE492-A83E-48BC-BD6D-99D8A8D7D161.jpeg 253208E1-2D35-4BC5-A50E-6264C2102E9F.jpeg Please give me your opinions of the mintmark on this 1940 wheat penny.

    Also on the reverse what is that on the underside of the middle horizontal bar in the “E” in “CENT”?

    Many thanks. Again
     
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  3. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    It looks like circulation wear & tear to me.

    Chris
     
  4. Raizac

    Raizac Active Member

    the S mint mark look's like it took a hit form something a long time ago so it looks a little off now
     
  5. Chip Kirkpatrick

    Chip Kirkpatrick Well-Known Member

    Truly?? I considered that but it’s so odd looking and so small that I finally dismissed that option. But I’m usually wrong
     
  6. Raizac

    Raizac Active Member

    if you look at your pic up close you can see that the s took a hit to the crossbar of the s and lower serif/curve diagonally {/}
     
  7. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    Just look at your pictures.
    Clearly the "S" took a swipe, for example from a coin rolling machine.
    The "0" from 1940 has hits on its edges too and a few swipes over the lower part of the 0.
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  8. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    It is an unfortunate hit at the MM. Not really sure about the other anomaly at the middle leg of the E in Cent. Might be a die chip, but again, not really sure.
     
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