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1949S Lincoln Wheat Penny; possible WRPM 029

SonySony Posts: 34
edited September 15, 2022 9:30AM in U.S. Coin Forum


Hello, This is updated from a previous post with new photos. Thank you for earlier replies. I have the penny (very, well circulated) listed above. Checked VV, CC and while looking thru Wexler's, I **believe **I found the WRPM 029. Please view photos below. If there are any problems please let me know. Thank you for taking the time to view and share your wisdom.


Mint mark position with date:

Die scratch on tip of Y going north:

Die scratch heading north from the 1 in date to Lincoln's forehead:

Die scratch on Reverse, inside the N heading south to the top of S:

Tried to condense photos. Thank you again and have a great day! Sony


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    LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    since V V only lists 10 RPMs for the date, i presume the 029 is a wexler designation?

    i'll leave it to someone else to help as there are just too many minor split serif RPMs to wade through.

    with the position of the S to the number 4, that alone should narrow it down significantly and with the many die scratches/gouges, it should be a pretty easy one to verify.

    i didn't see a match on V V since wiles would usually return split serif RPMs unattributed/no discovery. some slipped through the system though.

    fwiw, i wouldn't consider it heavily circ. looks AU to me.

    based on the image you provided, i presume from doubleddie site, looks like a match to me from the scratches/gouges.

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    BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,408 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice find, and a great job of detective work.

    That's the way it should be done.


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    tincuptincup Posts: 4,761 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like it matches the Wexler's photos... good eye.

    ----- kj
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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Excellent pictures and I believe you have sufficiently identified the coin. Cheers, RickO

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    Thank you all for looking at the penny and for your comments! Sony

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    Lancenewmanocc Thank you all for responding and taking the time to add your opinions. I added another penny yesterday afternoon under 1957d heading and would GREATLY appreciate any input as I am trying to continue learning.

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    @ricko @tincup @BuffaloIronTrail @LanceNewmanOCC Please see above. Thank you again!

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