Haven't been on in a few days, but have returned with a need for outside opinions on one of my grab box finds. With the price of silver plummeting, the coin shop was empty, and the nice man who owns the place had no problem with me spending almost 3 hours picking through his foreigns with my list in one hand, and my looking glass in the other. Anyway, among finding 3 silver coins (yay) and a 25 cent proof from the Netherlands, I found an 1899 Russian half kopek that is missing some of the legend. Excuse the photography, but if you click and zoom, look at the fluer that wrap and loop outward and back in. The blossom areas that are below the banner have 3 points where the blossom is. They should have 5. The blossoms on the bottom have 5 points; they should have 6. My definition of "point" is where the buds would flair out. The fluer, meaning the pattern with the 3 diamonds that makes a sort of H. Here are the pics.