Jefferson 1975-D Mint Mark Error?

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  1. Rambutan52

    Rambutan52 Member

    This is the first time noticing the Jefferson mint mark not in its usual position directly below the date. Is this considered an error?


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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    The mintmarks were hand punched into the dies which led to them not being in a consistent location.
     
  4. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    That does seem to be a little high in placement. But not an error of any kind.
     
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  5. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    Can we see a better picture of that top one? That's really in an odd place.
     
  6. Danomite

    Danomite What do you say uh-huh Supporter

  7. GH#75

    GH#75 Well-Known Member

    It's a high d variety like danomite said. It's a good find - definitely a keeper. I've been looking for one of those for a while.
     
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  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Normal for being hand stamped into the coin.
     
  9. GH#75

    GH#75 Well-Known Member

    For everyone saying it's normal, it's normal for the mm to be misplaced. But not this far off. Here is an article of a guy who says it's worth around $500 in MS, and it has a good premium in a lower condition.

    https://www.coinworld.com/news/prec...nickel-denver-mint-mark-varieties-bowers.html

    This is why you should look for these. In fact, @DatDareNickelGuy has one as his pfp and he is probably one of the most knowledgeable on nickel varieties on cointalk. If he sees this thread, I'd like to see what he thinks about it.
     
  10. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast

    Anyone who CRHs will note that this is a very difficult find in the wild. The coin carries a better premium than most Jefferson nickels, even though that by process, the mm placements were by chance. I've never found one CRHing...and I looked for it from the start. That's a solid find in any condition or grade.
     
  11. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    I have never heard of the variety till today. Thanks for the heads up folks. @Danomite
     
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  12. Rambutan52

    Rambutan52 Member

    Thanks for all of the responses. It is a rush to find a rare coin such as this. Here are a few more pictures to peruse.

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  13. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    That's a new one for me. Shame it's not in better condition. Still cool to find a rarity in circulation. Congrats!
     
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  14. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

    The 1975 "High D" is a very desirable and highly collectible die variety.

    These range from $40 to $200 and to date I have never seen a Mint State example.

    Here is one I just happened to buy yesterday. Likely a VF grade.

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  15. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

    Here is an XF-45 on Heritage Auctions...currently at $180

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    Last edited: May 17, 2021
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  16. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Link?
     
  17. Danomite

    Danomite What do you say uh-huh Supporter

    It’s high, but not the high D. This is the high D:
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    Last edited: May 17, 2021
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  18. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    interesting never heard of this before,now I have something else to keep my eye out for.
     
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  19. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Seems tho that there are a couple High D's. Who was the numskull that had control of the MM punch?
     
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  20. Danomite

    Danomite What do you say uh-huh Supporter

    In that era, there seems to be lots of numskulls! Philly has had, and has problems. Maybe employees or machinery?
     
  21. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

    So mine is not?
     
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