An extensive Lincoln Cent Re-punched mint marks collection to go on sale
I have a rather large, copper Lincoln Cent collection in the Storage vault. I have decided to start selling some of these copper Lincoln Cents. I have decided that these will be sold individually and as time permits.
Among the Lincoln Cent collection are a wide variety of, varieties as well. The problem with taking photographs of varieties, lighting and the perfect shot to show people what the variety looks like can take some time. For example, I just spent about 45 minutes attempting to take a good photograph of a 1946-S Lincoln Cent RPM. I had two examples to take photos of, and here they are:
Ok, the first example may be a bit better than the second, but choices are subjective. So the time allotted to take the photos has been documented but, the final attribution of the coin is not yet completed. If you look at this 1946-S Lincoln Cent you should be able to discern that there is something different about the “S” mintmark.
The upper photo shows a strong lower spilt serif. This typically occurs when the mint worker adds a second mintmark on a working die. This is placed on top of a partially struck mintmark.
In this case it looks like the original and partial “S” mintmark was struck to the west. Then the mint worker added a second, stronger and apparent mint mark, placing it slightly to the east.
The creation of re-punched mint marks ceased when the US mint decided to add the mint mark to the master hub so mistakes or varieties like this would not happen any longer. The US Mint started adding the mint marks to master hub dies in the mid 1990’s. That means effectively that mint marks have not been produced for over 25+ years.
I have been tracking prices on the Lincoln Cent re-punched mint marks. One third party grading service is starting to list these re-punched mint marks and the prices are definitely climbing in prices.
The majority of the copper Lincoln Cents and re-punched mint marks are between 1940 to 1982. It will be my personal goal to attempt to start listing the Lincoln Cent errors and varieties on this website. The “normal” Lincoln Cents will be listed on our other website https://TheCoinStore.org .
The main reason for me to sell a large portion of the copper Lincoln cent re-punched mint marks and “normal” coins is pretty simple. Beside taking up a pretty good portion of space in the safes that are in storage, I currently don’t have the room on most show tables to provide a good portion of these Lincoln Cent Re-punched mint marks and normal cents.
We will be asking fair-market value pricing on most of these Lincoln Cent re-punched mint marks. The majority will be raw, not slabbed. We will offer for viewing decent photographs of each Lincoln Cent re-punched mint marks.
This quest is a work in progress. Should we have a major update to this story, we will add a post on this https://MintErrors.org website. Keep an eye on our STORE area on this website as well as https://TheCoinStore.org