1968-S Nickle possible new RPM
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I agree with the comments above. @Just Bob made a really good observation about shadowing.  I will have to remember that in the future.  Just one question though if you don't mind?  Have you determined if this 'spot' is raised off of the field? Not to damage the coin, but if you took a toothpick or better yet a rose bush thorn (if available) you could gently tell if it is raised or not.  If so, it could be the most perfectly rounded die chip I've ever seen.   Even if it is raised metal, I can't see it being consistent in its shape to be that of an extra tail of an RPM produced by the same mint mark tool that created the mm on your coin.  It appears to be too circular in shape.  

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If you are implying that your three arrows are pointing to a single RPM, then lets think about it. If you "connected the dots" and drew an "S" using the arrows as guides would it resemble the MM? I agree with the others in that it is probably a stain/environmental damage. It was a good question and even better images, keep on looking. (thumbsu

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