1976 Ike dollar Error?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by R_rabbit, Mar 21, 2019.

  1. R_rabbit

    R_rabbit Well-Known Member

    Hi everyone:)
    I was looking through the Ike dollars I have and noticed that the D mint mark is more of a dot on some of them. Is this from normal circulation wear?
    I’m sure there is a term for it but I can’t think of it at the moment perhaps @paddyman98 might Know?

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  3. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    The center of the D is created by a tiny spike of metal in the die. The little spike freqently chips off turning the mintmark into a blob withthe outer shap of a D. In the case of your coin the spike hasn't chipped away completely so there is still a slight depression in the center of the D.
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  4. R_rabbit

    R_rabbit Well-Known Member

    So , it’s a die chip inside the D.
    I have seen this often on many coins from pennies to dollars. I’m guessing this variety has no extra value.
    If it was a low mintage then it might be a higher value? Or perhaps if the coin was in more prestine condition.
  5. R_rabbit

    R_rabbit Well-Known Member

    I just noticed that the 9 in 1976 is completely closed. Is this a die chip as well?
    Thank you for the input:)
  6. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    What condor101 said.
  7. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    If it is actually completely closed (I can't tell from the image) then yes it would be a die chip.
  8. R_rabbit

    R_rabbit Well-Known Member

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