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1990 Lincoln Cent Misplaced Mint Mark

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Hello I found a 1990 Lincoln Cent with a P mint mark located on the right side of the date. Can you give me advice on this coin. It's in very poor condition but I know there's no P mint marks on the Lincoln Cent until 2017.












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Welcome to the NGC forum.  The above answers are spot on.  I'll throw in the mix here that it may be a ruptured platting bubble which would thus cause the corrosion issue mentioned above.  

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Agreed with the above.  That's just corrosion.  It's nothing special.  Corrosion is very common on zinc Lincoln Cents and sometimes it can look strange.

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I believe it was the master die, Oldhoopster.  But I could be wrong about that.  I haven't thought of this particular issue in a long time.

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On 10/9/2021 at 1:57 PM, Oldhoopster said:

Master die

Master date die for the year.

To the OP -- Adding more fuzzy photos only makes things more confusing. In any case, it's merely damage.

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