1962 D 1c die chip?

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  1. Bargainbidder

    Bargainbidder Active Member

    Evening, I think it is a well placed die chip that gives the appearance of the letter D but wanted to make sure. What does everyone think?
    Thanks again

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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    I think I'm confused . What do you see ? I see a normal 1962 D Penny issued and struck in the U. S by American workers at the Denver Mint in Denver Colorado . NO CHIPS . :p
  4. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Supporter! Supporter

    I'm not sure but I think the OP is referring to this (red arrow pointing at).
    It looks like a letter D (I'd like to see what @Fred Weinberg thinks about it)The inside part of it appears to be the same size as the inside part of the D mint mark.
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  5. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    I think it's just PMD . I know what it looks like but I don't see how it would be possible , do you ?
    I have a tile in my bathroom that has an image of Jesus . Do I think its a sign ? NO just Pareidolia .
  6. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Supporter! Supporter

    I don't know what it is. Probably PMD but anything's possible. Seems unlikely but maybe the mint worker who punched in the mint mark dropped the punch and it landed on Abe's jacket. lol
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  7. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Don't jump the gun, just yet. It could be the result of a dropped element, but I would like to see a better close-up. I don't think it is, but I'd like to at least give the OP the benefit of the doubt.
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  8. Bargainbidder

    Bargainbidder Active Member

    You see Jesus SensibleSal? I always see Marilyn Monroe...guess it might be an indication of where I'm going to end up...is it hot in here?...ha!!!

    I tried looking for a chip but also read about a push type of strike and there was an example that might explain it. I just enjoy posting some of the strange things that can happen but also want to make sure I'm not putting a jewel back in change jar to cash in.
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  9. mike estes

    mike estes Well-Known Member

    hey Bargainbidder great pictures. i don't see a die chip. i wish i could help more. good luck man.... Image_2021-03-01 21_41_04_113.jpg01.jpg
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  10. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Florida girls have to love walking there sharks.

    I don't see one either could the op be talking about the spot on Lincolns jacket?
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  11. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Interesting, I could see it as a possible dropped element. It just seems too small for a D/mm or a D/God. @Bargainbidder maybe you can see if it is from the top of an R (AMER). A dropped element will be the same size as a filled letter or design on the coin.
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  12. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    It does appear to look like a D on the collar. I would wait for more experienced opinions. I like the coin and would keep it. Good luck
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  13. CheckItTwice

    CheckItTwice New Member

    Looks like misplaced mint mark “D”
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  14. Bargainbidder

    Bargainbidder Active Member

    The trail of die chips is the only thing that has me thinking it is a die chip but who knows? It could be the engraver dropped the punch as Thomas indicated. Will keep it and mark as mystery coin and put in box with other anomalies marked with just enough info to send whoever in family finds it after I pass, on a treasure hunt...I'll get the last laugh after all...lol
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  15. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Supporter! Supporter

    On the closeup it doesn't look like the mint mark.
  16. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    If this was the case, there would be thousands of these in collectors hands. Dropping a punch on the working die would make this mark on every coin the die struck.
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