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1909 LWS

Looks like there is an s there. Maybe s/s. What are your thoughts?


  • IkesTIkesT Posts: 2,170 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Study what an S mint mark looks like on a 1909-S cent. Does your coin have an exact match for the mint mark?

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 30,320 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Damage. Along with the other scratches on the coin.

  • WaterSportWaterSport Posts: 6,655 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If you just look at the mint mark location and where it is suppose to be on the 2 known variety examples seen here:
    You can easily see that its neither.

    Keep searching !


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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BeNobes... Welcome aboard. That appears to be Post Mint Damage (PMD). Cheers, RickO

  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 44,830 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What's an LWS? Lincoln With Scratch? Looks like a bad staple scratch and no S.

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  • GreenstangGreenstang Posts: 542 ✭✭✭

    As others have said, all you have to do is compare your cent with photo of another 1909S
    to see that there is no way that yours is a S mint mark.

  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 8,700 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Pareidolia. Merely a scratch

    When a man who is honestly mistaken hears the truth, he will either quit being mistaken or cease to be honest....Abraham Lincoln

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