Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Jaakie, Oct 13, 2019.
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Sorry for the duplicate couldn't get the picture to load on the first one. LOL
Without this guide I can never distinguish the difference
it is very close to the rim.
Thank You! Thank you! your explanation of large date vs small date FINALLY made it click in my head! I was able to go through my 1982 D's I had set aside and sort through them. Found 3 Small date (all zincs) . But now I can tell the difference at a glance! Thank You!
I've never liked the use of the terms "near" and "far" because "How near is near?" "How far is far?" Whenever possible I like to give some kind of a quick way to visually judge the distances. It is also helpful if you only have one coin and you can't make a comparison between them. My description for the small date is if you look at the width of the base of the 2, you could fit the base of another 2 in between it and the rim (see above). On the large date the distance from the base of the 2 to the rim is about HALF the width of the base. (again see above.) So if the distance from the base of the 2 to the rim is equal to the width of the base of the 2 it's a small date. If it is half the width of the base of the 2 it's a large date.
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