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    Answered: 1943S RPM? MD?

    Here are three different shots of a 1943S steelie...

    At first, it appears to be an RPM, but I can't find one listed, so I am skeptical. Could it be MD, or some kind of steel anomaly?

    1943S 1.jpg 1943S 2.jpg 1943S 3.jpg

    Thanks for any inputs...

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  2. "I think it's die deterioration, going towards the rim."


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    Very cool looking! I wonder if the washed out 4 is related to what's going on with the mm? The S is really high too, up in the date. I look forward to seeing what the pros have to say.

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    I'm thinking it's been replated and that's causing a pushed plating effect like seen on zincolns.

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    Duplicate post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enamel7 View Post
    I'm thinking it's been replated and that's causing a pushed plating effect like seen on zincolns.
    I think Enamel has it correct on the east side.

    But (Middle image) is that a notched lower serif and secondary west on the upper curve? Or just effects of Die deterioration and circulation wear.

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    I think it's die deterioration, going towards the rim.

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    Thanks Ed. Definitely a worn die and I couldn't make up my mind.

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    That's cool looking... I think the 4 is a strike thru... I see the die flow lines, toward the rim, on the MMs close up... Can you get a full obv and rev pic???
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfines69 View Post
    That's cool looking... I think the 4 is a strike thru... I see the die flow lines, toward the rim, on the MMs close up... Can you get a full obv and rev pic???
    If you search on google for "1943 cent missing 4" there are gazillions of posts about them. People do say they're from being filled but I think it might be that they were weak and abraded away because I don't see why the 43 dies would always clog on the 4 but that is what most folks seem to think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumpyEd View Post
    If you search on google for "1943 cent missing 4" there are gazillions of posts about them. People do say they're from being filled but I think it might be that they were weak and abraded away because I don't see why the 43 dies would always clog on the 4 but that is what most folks seem to think.
    I didn't know that... Thanks Ed... If it were abraded I'd have thought the surrounding devices would have been affected??? Especially with how little of the 4 is remaining???
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