1971 D Nickel

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  1. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Well-Known Member

    460F2267-0667-45A1-85DF-7C4625D60C08.jpeg F6A71ED1-3B06-4C83-978F-0A3DCEFAFAD3.jpeg I came across this tonight while going through all my change accumulated throughout today.

    On the obverse, seems the mint mark is somewhat lower than usual.

    On the reverse, some of the upper left features of the building is missing.

    Anything significant about this?
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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Nah. It was the 70's, man. ;):hilarious: Worn and tired.
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  4. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I think the mint marks were still applied by hand. If that’s the case, it’s normal.
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  5. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    For clarification.. They were hand punched into each Obverse Die. Not onto each coin ;)

    There are people who actually think each mint mark was done one at a time :hilarious:
  6. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Well-Known Member

    One coin at a time. Now that would make for great job security.
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  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Wasn’t what I was thinking but it sounded like that’s what I meant. Help!!
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  8. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Well-Known Member

    I knew what you meant, no clarification needed for me. As I'm quite sure I'm not alone on that assessment either. The newbies are the ones we hear from ever so often that tend to indicate that's their belief.
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  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Thanks. Sometimes my thoughts aren’t transferred into words correctly.
  10. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Well-Known Member

    It's something I just easily reasoned out. From what I've found on google, Denver minted 316,144,800 nickels that year. How long would it take for someone to hand punch the mint mark on that many nickels and in time for the release? Just attempting such a feat would literally drive someone insane. Wow, if someone could actually do that, they'd be a great candidate for "spooning" coins. "And when you're finished with this, here's a one inch brush, go repaint the entire Golden Gate Bridge with it."
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  11. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    “Just” reasoned out? Hope I didn’t mislead you as I had no intention of doing so.
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