1970S small date penny

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Kay67, May 18, 2024.

  1. Kay67

    Kay67 Member

    OOOH I found one! It's in bad shape & beat up, but I'm really excited to add it to my collection!

    Yay me! ;):shame:

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  3. expat

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  4. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    Nice find. From what I can see in your photo I think you are correct in your assessment. More photos may help to convince others, but not necessary.
  5. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    You may be correct, but when I click the jpg image file (in blue) and look at the image in major enlargement it looks to me like a die chip on the 9. I will gladly be wrong though.
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  6. Kay67

    Kay67 Member

    I know I need a better microscope to be a 100% certain, but I did do a side by side comparison to all the images online and my penny matches. I think it's genuine, but it's so beat up I didn't even show the Reverse, it looks like a train ran over it :jawdrop:
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  7. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    I look at three points, High seven, weak Liberty, point on inner loop of 9.

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  8. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    It's a small date.
  9. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity

    Almost every one found and posted here over the last 6 1/2 years I’ve been a member has been a large date. This is a small date.

    This one does have the high 7 (I measured) and the weak LIBERTY. The 9 looks kinda squashed so that looks right, and the end point of the 9 looks to have been damaged from wear, along with the rest of the wear sustained on both sides.

    All told this is a very infrequent find but a very nice eye to find it… @Kay67
  10. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    Go ahead and post it, I would like to see it.
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  11. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity

    She’s right…I presumed the level of damage and wear was similar to the obverse. I’d like to see the reverse too…Spark
  12. MeowtheKitty

    MeowtheKitty Well-Known Member

    Meow was looking for that in Meow's recent penny dive. Many 70 s found. None like this. Meow did find a 1970 S/S but it was a bit damaged making a little less cool.
  13. MeowtheKitty

    MeowtheKitty Well-Known Member

    These must be pretty hard to find. Does it have a high value?
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  14. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Looks like small date to me. Here is mine so you can compare.
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  15. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast Supporter

    Very rare. This is only the second found in the wild I’ve seen in the past 10 years. Some folks here search millions of cents and never find one.

    Despite condition, this is a solid find!
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