1970 s small date. or im dumb.

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  1. hey all. just need a brain check to see if it is what I think it is. thank you.
     

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  3. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

  4. Dave363

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    Looks like a large date to me
    Dave
     
  5. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Large date.
     
  6. Double Die

    Double Die I know just enough to be dangerous

    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.
     
  7. Pickin and Grinin

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  8. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    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.
     
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  9. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman Guardian of The Farce, & Dead-Eye Master

  10. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Derp, derp, derp!

    I'm in the small date camp because of the height of the 7. Wear doesn't effect that marker.
     
  11. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman Guardian of The Farce, & Dead-Eye Master

    I gave up entirely on using the 7 as a diagnostic. It's too unreliable. The 9 is king.
     
  12. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    I am thinking small date because of the height of the 7 and the position of the S mint mark. wait for more opinions...
     
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  13. coloradobryan

    coloradobryan Well-Known Member

    I'm in the small date camp.
     
  14. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Well-Known Member

    Ouch, my brain is starting to hurt! Large! :rolleyes:
     
  15. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman Guardian of The Farce, & Dead-Eye Master

    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.
     
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  16. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Derp, derp, derp!

    You bully, you.
     
  17. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman Guardian of The Farce, & Dead-Eye Master

    Guilty. I'm paid to be one. You find what you're good at, and stick with it. ;)
     
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  18. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Derp, derp, derp!

    My diagnostic is better than your diagnostic!
     
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  19. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman Guardian of The Farce, & Dead-Eye Master

    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.
     
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  20. Neal

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  21. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    It's clearly a large date. This one isn't even possible to be small.
     
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