WEEK #470 HEY HEY IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN....
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QUESTION: (shrug)

 

[font:Comic Sans MS][font:Century Gothic]On a 1969-S doubled-die-obverse cent, why is the mintmark not doubled? [/font][/font]

 

Our first place winner will receive a copy of The Official Red Book, A Guide Book of Franklin & Kennedy Half Dollars.

 

There will also be a runner up prize given to a randomly selected player with the correct answer.

 

REMINDER: The Numisma-Quest ends on Saturday at midnight EST. Entries after that time will not be valid. See the Trivia info post for more details.

 

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Mintmarks were added to the die after they were hubbed. The doubling occured during hubbing.

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Mint marks were punched in the dies separately in 1969, after the doubled die itself had already been made

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A true 1969-S Doubled Die Obverse cent will not have doubling on the mintmark as the mintmark was punched into the die separately

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The S Mint Mark was punched into the

working die - and not the master die.

 

It was the master die that was doubled.

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Mint marked was punched in the die after it was made. One tap, one S.

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Because the die doubling occurred before the mintmark was punched into the die.

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The mintmark was applied to each die by hand after the design was pressed into the die - often weeks later. Doubled dies are created in the die making process, so it would be all design elements except the mintmark that would be doubled.

 

 

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I will guess because it was added later to the die.

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Hope I win, the prize looks very useful to me as the Kennedy and Franklin half dollars are what I'm working on! :) GL everyone

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Question:

 

On a 1969-S doubled-die-obverse cent, why is the mintmark not doubled?

 

Answer: It was applied after the die was made.

 

Our first place winner Bsshog40 will receive a copy of The Official Red Book, A Guide Book of Franklin & Kennedy Half Dollars :whee:

 

Our second place winner, nunfa0 has won a display box. :acclaim:

 

Thank you for playing and please stop by this Friday for the PMG Numisma-Quest question!

 

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