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Mark Stilson
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Now this is just a bulk coin I bought in a silver bin so I really did not look at it that hard. Its a common year/mint 1886 phili. And no worth really over silver in this shape. Two possibilities I thought of. Either some one trying to "patch" the coin or some one doing a drill job to try to change the mint mark to an "S" since it is behind the mint mark and never completing it. What do you think?

 

 

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Made at the Mints secret location so the Mint Mark is also secret. :ninja:

Got to go along with everyone else. Just a messed up die at the mint probably. Does not appear to be from anyone playing around. Besides why would anyone want to remove a mint mark that would have increased the coins value? Of course back in 1886 that was only a Dollar.

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Made at the Mints secret location so the Mint Mark is also secret. :ninja:

Got to go along with everyone else. Just a messed up die at the mint probably. Does not appear to be from anyone playing around. Besides why would anyone want to remove a mint mark that would have increased the coins value? Of course back in 1886 that was only a Dollar.

 

 

You need to read what I said. A mark at this part of the coin is a normal spot for some one changing mint marks on the back. Drill thru a phili there and insert a "S" mint mark n the back you get a coin which has a mintage of 750,000 instead of 19,963,000. That's what I was talking about a failed attempt. Guess I'm just normally cynical when I see marks opposite the mint mark.

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You need to read what I said. A mark at this part of the coin is a normal spot for some one changing mint marks on the back. Drill thru a phili there and insert a "S" mint mark n the back you get a coin which has a mintage of 750,000 instead of 19,963,000. That's what I was talking about a failed attempt. Guess I'm just normally cynical when I see marks opposite the mint mark.

I did read what you said. What I was saying was supposed to be called a joke. That means a funny thing. Note the statement about it was a dollar back then. Sorry about the joke. Guess such a mark is a serious thing.

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I have seen some drilled holes filled and it dosent look like that. When you see one you can notice it.

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