Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by robbudo, Dec 1, 2023.
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Your coin looks to be a shallow N, this narrows down the dates your coin could be down to 1870, 1871 or 1872.
Don't forget the flying eagle, you can't have a complete type set without one of those.
@Coins4Eli - Thanks for that graphic! I didn't know (or long forgot) that the styles of the E's are different. Definitely a Shallow N then, and a super rare string of dates for errors. Can't wait to have it in hand to see if that's a die crack at the tops of AME - maybe that's diagnostic to a particular date.
And maybe that lost coin long ago fueled your life-long hunt? Sad that it go away for sure though.
@Evan8 That small cent off center collection sounds pretty amazing. You can get pretty deep into it - the new designs - that off center flying eagle. Look forward to seeing it someday.
@Pickin and Grinin it's ANACS VG8, cleaned. Who might have sold one? Or, what's your take on the obverse?
I have had this one for a long time, it's a poor mans version but I think this one still counts lol
Woah. You really are dedicated! That’s one nice coin!
@Evan8 that's beautiful! I haven't been able to afford/find an off center Flying Eagle, so I settled for one with a massive misaligned die (the obverse is perfectly centered).
But I'm confused -- I see various sources talking about the shallow N occurring only in the early 1870s, but it's also a well-known diagnostic for the 1877 (business-strike 1877 cents almost all have the shallow N). So I don't know WHAT years could (or must) have the shallow N.
@-jeffB The confusion comes because 1870, 71, and 72 all had bold and shallow N varieties, until they moved to the bold N for the rest of the series, except 77 as you mentioned. But pre 1870, including both bronze 1864 issues, they all had the shallow N. So the complete list of Shallow N dates: the Bronze 1864 through 1872, plus 77.
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