Barber Quarter MM Placement - Just Anywhere Close?
I was looking at a couple of Barber quarters last night and noticed the MM location on the 2 was different. Did a search for varieties and several of them (not this particular date / mm combo) had wandering MM placement. Was it just bad quality control or was there another reason? I know that for Morgan Dollars New Orleans had challenges with getting full strikes consistently so maybe just overall issues. Here are the coins I looked at:
1898 - 'Normal' MM placement which is where I would expect it:
1894 - Wandering MM placement...a couple of the varieties had a MM placed near this location: