Proof or Business Strike?

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Burton Strauss III, Feb 17, 2017.

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Is this an 1870s proof or business strike?

Poll closed Feb 24, 2017.
  1. Proof

    0 vote(s)
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  2. Business Strike

    60.0%
  3. Do not know

    40.0%
  1. Burton Strauss III

    Burton Strauss III Well-Known Member

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  3. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman 2016 Secretary, Red Rose CC

    What do you want me to use for the decision? The rim says no, but the fields say yes.
     
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  4. Brett_in_Sacto

    Brett_in_Sacto Well-Known Member

    Need more info and a better picture of the entire coin
     
  5. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    And do you mean 1870's or 1870 S proof or business strike? There are no 1870 S proofs.
     
  6. Burton Strauss III

    Burton Strauss III Well-Known Member

    1872 3 cent silver, which I posted GTG a month back.

    GTG 1872 Trime (3 cent silver)

    I dug out my microscope to take a shot of the rims looking for the square ones and now I'm even more confused with what I'm seeing.
     
  7. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman 2016 Secretary, Red Rose CC

    Well there you go, Burton. Once you're into impaired proof territory, things like squared off rims are just as likely to be damaged as any other feature, maybe more so.
     
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