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    1970s Small or Large Date Penny

    Hello, i had a few questions about the 1970s small date penny, i was wondering how common they are or if there is a lot of them in circulation. Ive been saving pennies for a while and i was wondering what the real difference is between the large and the small date and what is the typical value of the coin, i have 20 1970s pennies and i was just curious.
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    Last edited by sagittarius98; Apr 11, 2012 at 05:55 AM. Reason: clarity
    1/100 of an American dollar is a cent. It is NOT a penny. The word penny is used by several other countries, such as Great Britain, to denote their smallest denomination. In order to be numismatically correct, you must use the term cent to describe the American coin.

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    The top of the 7 is level with the 0 in the date, plus the LIBERTY is usually weakly struck. If you post an image then it's easier to identify. The value depends on the grade and if the coin is red/orange or brown in toning.

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    1970s small or large?

    Quote Originally Posted by CoinHELP! View Post
    The top of the 7 is level with the 0 in the date, plus the LIBERTY is usually weakly struck. If you post an image then it's easier to identify. The value depends on the grade and if the coin is red/orange or brown in toning.
    I've noticed that the mint marks are clearly in different proximities from the date. The small strike being slightly further away from the date as the large strike. That seems to be the easiest way to tell the two apart.. Yet I've never seen that suggested anywhere.
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    The easiest way I have found is using the point of the inside curl of the "9" in the Date! On the "Small Date" Variety, the point of the inside curl of the "9" is almost always pointed and points to the tail or foot or bottom of the "7" in the Date. On the "Large Date" Variety, the point of the inside curl of the "9" is almost always blunt and points towards the right upper portion of the Mint mark or a little higher but never points at the tail of the "7".


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    Just someone dragging up a 5 year old post Frank!
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    Quote Originally Posted by enamel7 View Post
    Just someone dragging up a 5 year old post Frank!
    Thanks, I totally did not notice! Also, forgivable since the person reviving the Thread is new to TNET and had a tidbit to add that may be useful. So, welcome to Treasure Net Dwight D., we hope you stay!


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    Good info thanks. I've attempted to tell on a few I had. I'll need to look again.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight D View Post
    I've noticed that the mint marks are clearly in different proximities from the date. The small strike being slightly further away from the date as the large strike. That seems to be the easiest way to tell the two apart.. Yet I've never seen that suggested anywhere.

 

 

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