Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by just a penny.. right, Mar 20, 2018.
hey all. just need a brain check to see if it is what I think it is. thank you.
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Looks like a large date to me
I'm going small date. The top of the 7 is level with the top of the 0 and doesn't hang low and the tip of the 9 is rounded and not squared off in the loop so the direction it is pointing is a little hard to read. It's hard to make out LIBERTY to see how strong the L is and how weak the rest of it is, as this coin has been chewed on. It wouldn't be the first time I've been wrong, but I'm sticking with small.
It's Large date. The curl of the 9 is an important marker, and it does not curl around far enough. The point of the 9 is blunt not sharp, and even though damaged, LIBERTY is not weakly struck. The shape of the 0 is another key marker. The placement of the 7 is easily mistaken as it is very subtle and not a good marker.
I'm in the small date camp because of the height of the 7. Wear doesn't effect that marker.
I gave up entirely on using the 7 as a diagnostic. It's too unreliable. The 9 is king.
I am thinking small date because of the height of the 7 and the position of the S mint mark. wait for more opinions...
I'm in the small date camp.
Ouch, my brain is starting to hurt! Large!
Yeah, I'm really dismayed that @coloradobryan, @spirityoda, and @CoinCorgi insist on getting this one wrong. FORGET ABOUT the "7". It will mislead you as often as inform you. Ultimately ONLY the "9" is a diagnostic worth using. The upper end of the "9" points too far downward on this coin - therefore it is a Large Date.
You bully, you.
Guilty. I'm paid to be one. You find what you're good at, and stick with it.
My diagnostic is better than your diagnostic!
I've found, over the years, that the difference between the heights of the 7 and the 9 and 0 varies incredibly widely on LD examples, but that 9's upper terminus is always a true indicator.
It's clearly a large date. This one isn't even possible to be small.
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