easiest way to spot a small date 1960 penny?

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  1. dr4g0n3

    dr4g0n3 Member

    well im going through my daily box of pennies and I have found 14 au50 to ms63 1960 pennies, I cant tell if they are small or large date.

    any tricks?

    and sorry can load pics, no good camera.
     
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  3. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    Here is a nice source to see the difference. Look at the 6. The small date "6" has the end of the inside loop almost vertical to the end of the top loop. The large date has the end of the top loop much farther towards the "right" ( the 0 ), than the inside loop end.

    http://www.lincolncentresource.com/smalldates/1960smalldate.html

    Jim
     
  4. dr4g0n3

    dr4g0n3 Member

    heres the best pic I could get with a magnafying glass
     

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  5. rlm's cents

    rlm's cents Numismatist

    Your picture is not focused, but as best I can see that is a large date.
     
  6. dr4g0n3

    dr4g0n3 Member

    yeah I cant get it any sharper, cell phone camera + magnafying glass.


    im poor right now, two kids, fighting for full custody, and no child support from their mother.
     
  7. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    I agree with RLM on it being a large date. Sorry for your troubles. Luck favors a prepared mind.
     
  8. dr4g0n3

    dr4g0n3 Member

    well I see what youre talking about, I jsut couldnt really tell in the red book.

    none the less I found 14 nice 1960's large dates so far. nearly perfect if it wasnt for a few nicks, looks like they were thrown in the counting machine at a bank, probably someones collection that a kid thought it would be ok to snatch.
     
  9. Marshall

    Marshall Junior Member

    Definitely Large Date. I remember looking at tons shortly after I started collecting while they were still common in circulation. I don't remember them being that close. It seemed like the Small Date was close to O shaped in my memory.

    Anyhow, a backup is to draw a line from the top of the 1 to the top of the 0 and if the top of the 9 lines up, it's a Small Date. If it's higher, then it's a Large Date.

    Plan C is to look at the loop of the 9. The Large Date is a little more closed and the Small Date is a little more open.

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  10. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball Cannot Re-Member

    But, wouldn't it then be PMD?

    Chris
     

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  11. Marshall

    Marshall Junior Member

    There's a cost of attribution... LOL!
     
  12. dr4g0n3

    dr4g0n3 Member

  13. rlm's cents

    rlm's cents Numismatist

    Post Mint Damage
     
  14. Marshall

    Marshall Junior Member

    I always assume that everyone knows I mean IMAGINARY when I say draw a line. You know what they say about that...
     
  15. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball Cannot Re-Member

    Imaginary that!

    Chris
     
  16. dr4g0n3

    dr4g0n3 Member


    well I figured thats what you ment but was trying to figure where you were applying it to this thread?
     
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