1970 S penny found

Discussion in 'Coin Roll Hunting' started by Moedali, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. Moedali

    Moedali New Member

    Im new here, and I purchased 20 dollars worth of penny rolls in germany. Im in the Army. We don't really use pennies here so the US banks on post are happy to sell them. Any way I found a 1970 S penny and I can't tell whether it is the small or large date. Does anyone know the best way to tell the difference?
     
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  3. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    There will be guys posting the criteria shortly for large/small date cents for you before you know it. I just wanted to thank you for serving. I spent 1978-1983 in Helbronne Germany. Drink a Weizen beer for me! And be sure to point the toe down!
     
  4. Moedali

    Moedali New Member

    Thank you for your service during the cold war. Im fast approaching my 21st year and just waiting on my retirement paperwork to come back. I was just around that area a few weeks ago. I will drink a hefe weizen, and kristall weizen for you. Thanks I will post pics a little later!
     
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  5. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Welcome to CT. Could you bring us back a truck of that great German beer?:D
     
  6. Moedali

    Moedali New Member

    I wish I could. There is a small brewery just around the corner from where I live. They make excellent weizen and dunkel! But I probably will not return to the states for a while. I plan on living here.
     
  7. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    It's almost 100% that it's large. The bottom of the nine is sharp in the SD and blunt in the LD. The important marker is how closed the 9 is. In the SD it is turned in all the way in the LD it points down to the foot of the 7. The weak strike of LIBERTY is another SD marker, and in the LD it is a better strike.
    Here's the diagram:
    1970S SD-LDa.jpg
     
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  8. Moedali

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  9. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    You can see the curl of the 9 is pointing to the foot of the 7 and LIBERTY is well struck.
    See post #6.
     
  10. APX78

    APX78 Active Member

    Thanks for the great post with photos Michael K.
     
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  11. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    and the 7 is shifted down .. Large Cent
    20180613_cenBt.jpg


    Also, next time you take a picture of a coin. Do not use the cell phone flash. Go to a very well lite area. then the shutter speed of your phone/camera will provide a more crisp and detailed picture. Also try cropping it like my picture without all the space.
     
  12. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    I find that marker to be more subtle and harder to tell.
     
  13. Moedali

    Moedali New Member

    Thanks for the lesson guys. Now I can reference this the next time I run into a 70s. Btw I did not use a flash that was my magnifying glass it has a bright light on it. The lighting is bad in my house.
     
  14. I just went to a coin show and bought a mans 1970s b.u. roll for 1.25 they all look proof was that a bargain or is this common?
     
  15. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Probably not proofs at that price. Could you post images?
     
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