1981 d dime unusual mint mark

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  1. rootintootin 55

    rootintootin 55 Active Member

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  3. rootintootin 55

    rootintootin 55 Active Member

    it looks like an s on top of the d mint mark please explain how this happens and is it a mint error or what thank you
  4. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    It looks like circulation damage to me.

  5. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    Maybe some weird Die Chip.
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  6. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Damaging Coins Daily

    what are the options:
    (a) circulation damage/die chip (it's on the edge of a small letter) and/or it took a hit or two in that area over the past 38 years.

    (b) let's say an S over D .. how would that have to happen?
    Think about it?
    so ... a production Denver Hammer Die would have to be sent to San Francisco right?
    and they would have to (manually) try to stamp over the D. But awkwardly stamp to the top side of it.
    then SanFran would have to use it to mint a bunch of dimes .. like a quarter million of them or much more. With that probability you should be able to google it and find a bunch of hits of other ppl having them.

    Now, let's add that Mint Marks were hand punched *until* 1989.
    This dime is a 1991, so that's 2 years after they automated it ....
    so now .. how can that happen ??????

    or maybe it's just (a) ??
  7. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    Damaged on the MM
  8. Double Die

    Double Die I know just enough to be dangerous

    Dimes are notorious for die chips from the 80's on. In fact, only finding one chip on a dime is almost a rarity in itself. From your pics, it looks like a chip to me.
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  10. GoldBug999

    GoldBug999 Well-Known Member

    + 1
  11. buckeye73

    buckeye73 Well-Known Member

    Can’t imagine two parallel very closely spaced die chips. Also certainly PMD.
  12. rootintootin 55

    rootintootin 55 Active Member

    sorry clawcoins better look again the dime is a 1981 I guess we all see things a little different ?? thanks to all who responded I just havnt seen one like this before and couldnt find it researching it still lots to learn
  13. SilverDollar2017

    SilverDollar2017 Morgan dollars

    Looks like a die chip or some PMD.
  14. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Damaging Coins Daily

    oh yeah.
    it's just damage then.
    ... just trying to make you think more rather than revert to mint error because you haven't seen it before. Damage is unlimited ... so that's a lot that you haven't seen before.
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