1942 S penny help

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by PaNT3rA, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. PaNT3rA

    PaNT3rA Active Member

    I'm curious about the mint mark on this penny, it's big and fat. I've never seen an S like this one on any other coin.

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  3. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    You should ask *i2i*. He's smarter than everybody. Just ask him! He'll tell you!

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  4. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector

    Looks like the mint mark on your cent got worn down closer to its wider base.
  5. PaNT3rA

    PaNT3rA Active Member

    According to wexler's info. The 1942 S had a lot of RPMs s/s and s/s/s. The RPM s/s/s versions tend to match up pretty close to mine. So I'm guessing that fat S mm is a triple RPM?
  6. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Well-Known Member

    I don’t think you will get much agreement on your RPM assessment. Peace. Larry
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  7. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

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  8. coinsareus10

    coinsareus10 Well-Known Member

    Looks like a worn down MM to me.
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  9. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Well-Known Member

    @cpm9ball gave you the correct answer. lol :)
  10. Ericred

    Ericred Active Member

    So why did you ask
  11. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    wow, 77 years old and wear and tear. imagine that.

    I don't see any indicators when I compare it ... http://www.varietyvista.com/02a LC RPMs Vol 1/RPMs 1942S.htm

    RPMs occur when, either during initial mm stamping (which may need one or many strikes) or mm maintenance of the die where they inadvertantly stamp/restamp it not directly in the existing letter cavity. They of course do it right many times and thus do not create RPMs most of the time, but sometimes they are slightly off. Since the coins are made for commerce they simply don't care .. but apparently collectors do, right ?

    But with a misaligned stamp one would see indications of other stamps, not just the letter being fat from wear and tear. But which RPM are you correlating to yours?
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