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1935 S? Multiple strike and error issues?

Hello everyone! I was searching through some of my "wheaties" the other evening when I came across this 1935 that has a very curious mint mark among several other questionable markings. Being a novice in the coin collecting of only about three years, I decided to ask the professionals if they can give me some input on whether this coin is one worth having looked at by a coin dealer or grader. Tried to get the best pictures of the most apparent differences this coin offers. There are actually too many to try to show. Any input would help me considerably. Thanks!

6 years ago

Hi,


My opinion is that in the first picture, the mint mark looks not only bold but there was definitely post mint damage (PMD) causing that stretch effect. The other pictures may prove to be a DDO (Doubled Die Obv) but I would only be able to tell in person. 

I looked in my Cherrypicker's book, and found that only a 1935, not 1935 S error was present, but the classification of the error was indeed a doubled die.

Take it to your local coin dealer to find out for sure. 

Good luck!

6 years ago

I have pretty much the same verdict as ToppCoin.  In The CherryPicker's Guide to Rare Die Varieties, under Lincoln cents, I only find a 1935 DDO.  Again, it looks like PMD.  One question for you: How did you draw the arrows on the pictures?

6 years ago

@Kellen
I have pretty much the same verdict as ToppCoin.  In The CherryPicker's Guide to Rare Die Varieties, under Lincoln cents, I only find a 1935 DDO.  Again, it looks like PMD.  One question for you: How did you draw the arrows on the pictures?
Hi Kellen! I used my paint program on my computer to draw the arrows. It took me a while to figure it out though.
I came to the same conclusion on the coin. I really don't know of any reputable coin dealers in my area. I live in a rural area that doesn't have many places to go to have something like this checked so I decided to send it along with some coins that I am having grade by the NGC and am hoping they can give me some more information on it. It will take some time to get it back, but I will keep you posted.


6 years ago

@ToppCoin

Hi,


My opinion is that in the first picture, the mint mark looks not only bold but there was definitely post mint damage (PMD) causing that stretch effect. The other pictures may prove to be a DDO (Doubled Die Obv) but I would only be able to tell in person. 

I looked in my Cherrypicker's book, and found that only a 1935, not 1935 S error was present, but the classification of the error was indeed a doubled die.

Take it to your local coin dealer to find out for sure. 

Good luck!
  Thanks, ToppCoin. I will have to look into getting the Cherrypickers book. I tried to find it in the Redbook but did not see anything for the 1935s. I have sent it along with some coins I am having graded by the NGC, in hopes that they can tell me more about the coin. Thanks for your input, I am still pretty new at the coin collecting so every little bit helps!

6 years ago

Hard to tell from just pictures!

6 years ago

I agree with 7180 it's very hard to say definitely that there is a DD. Someone will have to see them in there hand. I'm very sorry I couldn't be of more help! Mike

5 years ago
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