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Really bad mint mark position 1989 1c

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  • It looks fine to me. I don't think there is such a thing as an inherently "bad" or "good" mintmark position, only that some might be rarer and more interesting than others.

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  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,665 ✭✭✭✭✭

    So, tell us what you think you've got there

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  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,805 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's where Denver wanted it. ;)

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The mm looks OK to me.... The cent looks like it has been messed with though... Cheers, RickO

  • robecrobec Posts: 6,602 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If you look at the 1989-D’s in CoinFacts they all have the same look. It is larger than the D mintmark used to be.

  • CaptHenwayCaptHenway Posts: 31,539 ✭✭✭✭✭

    In 1989 the Engraving Dept. was still adding mint marks to individual working dies by hand, which resulted in many mint mark positions from die to die. They started adding mint marks to circulation coin hubs the following year. Proof coin hubs started having mint marks back in 1985.

    See this forum:

    https://www.ikegroup.info/forum2/viewtopic.php?t=184&sid=75044059b8c0c956181750c093a9ae4d&start=10

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  • airplanenutairplanenut Posts: 21,901 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That bad mint make sure could use a time-out!

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  • AllentramAllentram Posts: 92 ✭✭✭

    @CaptHenway said:
    In 1989 the Engraving Dept. was still adding mint marks to individual working dies by hand, which resulted in many mint mark positions from die to die. They started adding mint marks to circulation coin hubs the following year. Proof coin hubs started having mint marks back in 1985.

    See this forum:

    https://www.ikegroup.info/forum2/viewtopic.php?t=184&sid=75044059b8c0c956181750c093a9ae4d&start=10

    Ah, so that explains it, thanks for providing the explanation. In 1989 when I used cash for nearly every purchase I noticed that the 1989 D cents had mintmarks in several different positions. I held on to them briefly because I found them very interesting, but ultimately spent them all knowing there was no numismatic premium.

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