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1952 Wheat Strange mint mark!
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   Die chips like this that appeared to clog or create new elements between numerals and letters were very common on U.S. coins of the 1950s and early 1960s. This led to a fad of collecting so called "BIE" errors (see topic below) and other anomalies caused by die chips for a time. They didn't command much of a premium then and seldom bring any now.


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On 8/14/2023 at 6:10 PM, JKK said:

It's an S, for San Francisco, and the S mint mark normally looks that way.

Yes, it's the letter "S" as commonly seen in the Roman alphabet used to write the English language (and many others).

Next question.   ;)

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On 8/14/2023 at 5:46 PM, Traghan said:

Can anyone explain this one to me?

Perhaps you are referring to the location of the mark, since it's almost touching the date?

At that time marks were hand punched into working dies separately, and therefore the location could vary greatly.  So it's nothing special.

See this link to see how much the mark location can vary if that's the question ... https://www.pcgs.com/coinfacts/coin/1952-s-1c-bn/images/2801

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