2 1989 nickel but the mintmark looks different

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  1. Diogenes Diaz

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  3. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Just wear I'd say.
     
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  4. Kentucky

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    Wear and a die chip.
     
  5. Diogenes Diaz

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    Dont the p look different?One is skinny and the other is thick
     
  6. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Well-Known Member

    1989 was the last year the US Mint hand punched the mint mark into the die. That would account for the different positions of the mint mark. Worn dies often make the lettering and numerals thicker than coins struck by fresher dies. Also, I don't know how many different styles were used that year. Maybe a more knowledgeable member could tell us.
    EDIT. IMO not a RPM.
     
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  7. Danomite

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    It’s caused by a worn die. You can see the striations on the second coin. There was only one mint mark style used that year.
     
  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    First there's the worn die. A worn die will produce a flatter and wider letter. Then there's circulation wear which.adds to it. In other words, wear.
     
  9. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Great answers class dismissed. Happy and Safe 4th
     
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