Is this a misplaced MM?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by cdubs5000, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. cdubs5000

    cdubs5000 Active Member

    Hello everyone! I found what I thought to be a 1917 Lincoln Wheat. Once I put it under the microscope, it seems to have a misplaced "S" mint mark located under "Liberty" instead of the year. Has anyone seen this before on this particular year or on pennies in general? Just wondering if it is legitimate.

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  3. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    A misplaced Mint Mark? No. It's just damage that may look like an S to you, but it's not.
  4. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    It doesn't look like a mintmark to me either. It should look like this for 1917.
  5. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Pareidolia - looks like something that it's not.
    Caused by a flaw or damage.
  6. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    Mint marks were hand punched in those days, but the technician would have had to have been pretty drunk to have missed by that much. :sour: The position of the mint marks on Lincoln Cents can vary under the date, but making it to the opposite field is not really possible.
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