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Because of the limited number of Lincoln cent IMM varieties, they will all be illustrated on this single page.  If the list should ever expand significantly, the varieties will be assigned to pages based on their date and mint mark as is done with other denominations and series.


1946-S 1¢ WIMM-001

Description:  Inverted Ball Serif S

Die Markers:  Obverse:  Will vary on the different working dies.  Reverse:  Will vary on the different working dies.

Submitted By:  Robert Neff

Cross References:  None known

Comments:  On the normal Ball Serif S mint mark the “ball” is at the top right of the mint mark.  When inverted the “ball” is at the bottom left of the mint mark.  The authors of The Cherrypickers’ Guide to Rare Die Varieties refer to this style of S mint mark punch as the “Knob Tail S.

Inverted Ball Serif S Mint Mark



Normal Ball Serif S Mint Mark