Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Mike Keese, Apr 2, 2020.
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There is no reason at all for the US Mint to put an extra digit on the date. Since it's a Copper Plated Zinc Cent then only way that could be something that looks like a number 1 would be a minor plating issue called a linear plating bubble which to me does not look like it could be
I don't understand your comment about stains and numbers, thus
(1) what is the black area on the coin ? and why is it black ?
(2) what number "1". I don't see a number "1"
(3) your images are out of focus and difficult to see any detail.
To the left of the numeral 2.. Looks like a slight slanted 1
Of course any "line" can be confused with a number 1, unless you know it's not a number one. Here is an example of a 1 from 2019
Of course though here's an example of a kinda "1" to the right of the 1991
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