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1897 and 1887 marks

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:01 am
by Kcf9572
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

Re: 1897 and 1887 marks

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:01 am
by messydesk
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.

Re: 1897 and 1887 marks

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:04 am
by Kcf9572
That explains why all my coins look that way. Thank you