Small Date?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Mike Drop, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. Mike Drop

    Mike Drop Active Member

    Is either of these small date? Sorry for the bad photo skill 20180402_195609.jpg 20180402_195245.jpg
     
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  3. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Both are large date.
     
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  4. MontCollector

    MontCollector Well-Known Member

    For these I look at the 9 in the date. On yours the 9 doesn't appear to be curled in enough to be a small date. They are both large dates imo.
     
  5. Mike Drop

    Mike Drop Active Member

    Alright thank you
     
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    MontCollector Well-Known Member

  7. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman Yes, I'm blunt! Get over your "feeeeelings".

    Nope. Large date.
     
  8. tpsadler

    tpsadler Numismatist

    Both are large date for me the tail of the 9 is the key ... Look at the link provided by @MontCollector to help you better understand .. Small vs Large Dates 1970 s is not an easy attribute for most novice collectors so don't feel bad .. experience on this one is needed.
     
  9. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

  10. Mike Drop

    Mike Drop Active Member

  11. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    it's ok. that's why I put this reference photo for you.
     
  12. tpsadler

    tpsadler Numismatist

    The reference photo by @spirityoda shows a great of display of differences of the two type nines (9) .. Notice on the Large Date the tail of the 9 is squared off (location pointed to by the arrow) while on the 9 of the Small Date the tail looks Pinched off... It helps to use 10-16X loupe. Where the 9s tail points (to center or bottom of 7) can be a bit confusing as it helps to have the coin properly positioned for me with the Lincoln head pointing straight up and using high magnification... One of the few times I would recommend a 16x Loupe.
     
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