Okay Die Experts - Am I Right? (US Half Dime Feature)

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  1. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    1830 Half Dime.
    What is the "dimple" below the ear and towards the back of the jaw.
    My Opinion: It's a centering mark.
    But I've never seen one when the obverse device is a face.
    I've only seen them on coins like the 2¢ piece.

    Opinions, please.
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  3. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    That's a center point of the die.and yes it is a pup on one of the marriages. Obv 3 and there is only 2 reverses to pair J & K R-4 LM- 6 or an R-1 LM-8
     
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  4. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    Valentine calls this the compass point in laying out the die. Same obv die for V-4 and V-6. Logan and McCloskey just call it a prominent center dot on obv 3 used on LM-6 and LM-8.
     
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  5. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    Thanks, all.
    It looks like my terminology was a bit different but it was the right idea.
    BTW, I have it ID'ed as an LM-8.

    >> Working <<

    Nope, can't find it but I thought I had another coin with a center mark.
     
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  6. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random nobody who doesn’t know anything...

    yes
     
  7. CircCam

    CircCam Victory

    This one has a pretty good center dot. 09EF5982-3063-46D3-99DD-C868B3CA95F1.jpeg A2D1C8D7-028A-47F1-9F06-E62ADEBD1AE8.jpeg
     
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  8. Rick Stachowski

    Rick Stachowski Well-Known Member

    I loVe these old coins ...
    Very nice ........
     
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    Mainebill Wild Bill

  10. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    yup, centering dot
     
  11. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Yes to a centering point.
     
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