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Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by mike burkhart, Jan 26, 2022.

  1. mike burkhart

    mike burkhart New Member

    Hello, I have a 1971 penny with no mint mark my question is with the initials to me they dont look wore off could they be missing? S20220112_0002.jpg
     
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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Hello and Welcome!! Can we see the whole coin next time. :)
    Probably just worn. I sign everything. :)
     
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  4. mike burkhart

    mike burkhart New Member

    sure, sorry couldnt get the top hope this helps,Thanks S20220126_0001.jpg
     
  5. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

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  6. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    No mint mark means it was minted at the Philadelphia Mint.
    The missing initials may not necessarily mean wear but most likely struck through grease. Just a worn die strike. Nothing major.
     
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  7. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    So, the initials are VDB, not DVB. As said above, can either be a grease filled situation or a weakly struck cent.
     
  8. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Boy, I was still trying to figure out what DVB meant when I read your post. Thanks for saving me a big headache. LOL
     
  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    The missing designer’s initials are strange but not uncommon. Struck through grease is probably what happened:
     
  10. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Grease strike through is very unlikely because the initials on the die are RAISED not incuse. More likely is the initials were polished off the die. This happens sometimes, the best known case was in 1989.
     
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  11. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    They don't always strike well, as well, lol.
     
  12. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    The last show I went to a dealer had one on his case graded by ACCUgrade. ( I believe that was the TPG ) He wanted big money for it, and wasn't budging.
     
  13. mike burkhart

    mike burkhart New Member

    ok thank you
     
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