Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by C-B-D, May 22, 2019.
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This alteration was expertly done, but not quite good enough. Since the die break between the 0 and A on the reverse was not a characteristic of S-189 (1799), I looked for a match among the 1798s. Turns out it was the first one I checked.
But I would have been fooled.
It's just a guess but when I looked at a 1799 the holes in the 9 were both
the same size. And when I looked at a 1798 the hole in the 8 was smaller than the 9.
What's the value difference?
I don't know large cents.
Yet, there are some anomalies on the reverse, specifically, and you have to look closely, on some of the berries right and left at the top of the wreath.
Here is the reverse of S-189: HA Archives.
Look and compare at the berry above O(N), and right of (N)T. I see some differences.
(Either that, or jet-lag after an 11 hours flight across the ocean and a 3 hour drive across Florida has got me cross-wired....).
Once I saw that I saw on the obverse the arc die crack from the rim through T the base of Y and finally to the rim around 3:00.
"I see" said the blind man, and so do I. Thanks for the info.
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