1897 and 1887 marks

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Kcf9572
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1897 and 1887 marks

Post by Kcf9572 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:01 am

Ok it’s new guy again, I am probably getting too excited trying to find issues with my coins. Wondering about this 1897 coin. Thank you all again for helping me.


Also, what’s opinion about this 1887? The first photo is the only 1887. Other pictures are 1897
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Re: 1897 and 1887 marks

Post by messydesk » Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:01 am

It looks like you are seeing small die cracks. These are very common and typically form between peripheral elements (letters, numbers, stars), but also often form elsewhere on the coin. They're only something to get excited about when they get really thick and pronounced. Take a look at the 1888-O VAM 1B ("Scarface") for an exciting die break.
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Re: 1897 and 1887 marks

Post by Kcf9572 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:04 am

That explains why all my coins look that way. Thank you

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