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1931-S Lincoln Cent added mintmark.

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This mintmark looks added to me. I have attached 4 pictures showing that S appears to be added to coin to create ultra rare 1931-S. I drew black mark arrows in the pictures indicating the presence that this coin had a mintmark added to coin. The area around the mintmark is disturbed. You can also see tooling marks in forgers attempt to blend mintmark into field. Also there is a seam where added S and field come together. In addition the coloration and texture of the mintmark does not match the numeral digits in the date. Overall you can see that the S is just sitting on the coin and not part of the original coin.

please let me know your thoughts?





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I have one similar to this & I believe if I’m not mistaken a mint error happened when they were striking the mint upside down. You can google it, but it does look similar 

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