Where does this S belong on this 1953 Wheatie?

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  1. grae

    grae New Member

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  3. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    They are both normal,The MM were hand punched so they could be a little high or low and just right.
  4. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    Mint Marks were hand punched into the Obverse Die back then. They are located in different areas in that location. It's normal.

    @potty dollar 1878
    You beat me to it! Good job ;)
  5. grae

    grae New Member

    Thanks to you both! Guy must have had a hard night ;)
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  6. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Well-Known Member

    It's quite a small die so it's probably not that difficult to have it off by just a tad.
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  7. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    This is the Movie about MINT MARKS :
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  8. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

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  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It's normal. The above posts explain about mintmarks being hand punched. Welcome to CT.
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  10. grae

    grae New Member

    Aaahhh, much clearer now. I thought they must had to have a bunch of gremlins working 24/7 punching each individual coin and explains how I can find a plugged S.

    Thank you!
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  11. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Well-Known Member

    Or a large clan of Oompa Loompa's.
  12. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    It belongs below the date, to the right of the bust and to the left of the rim. Anywhere in that space is acceptable.
  13. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer A Caretaker, can't take it with me

    Nice short interview. Explains the process well.
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