1883 s Dropped Letter

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RogerRock
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1883 s Dropped Letter

Post by RogerRock » Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:43 pm

Extremely random occurrence caused by compacted debris inside the recessed letter "D" on the reverse die
which then falls out prior to striking the planchet. This compacted form of the letter "D" is struck into the
planchet, wherever it happens to land, causing an incuse imprinted "D".

Double "D" DOLLAR

Crae Morton , Treasurer of SSDC, scribble specialist, personally viewed this specimen at a coin show here in
North Carolina.

Possible VAM 12 ??
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Re: 1883 s Dropped Letter

Post by messydesk » Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:03 pm

That's pretty cool. As for which VAM it is, check mint mark position and other markers. Fogie added "empty nest" comments to both VAMs 12 and 13 last fall, but with no explanation of why.
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Re: 1883 s Dropped Letter

Post by CascadeChris » Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:59 am

messydesk wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:03 pm
That's pretty cool. As for which VAM it is, check mint mark position and other markers. Fogie added "empty nest" comments to both VAMs 12 and 13 last fall, but with no explanation of why.
Fogie will also be trying like hell to get Roger to give that up once he sees it :lol:

Very, very cool! 😎
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Re: 1883 s Dropped Letter

Post by PacificWR » Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:09 am

Very nice.

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Re: 1883 s Dropped Letter

Post by vamnuke » Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:37 pm

Well I own an 1878 (of course!) V195 in PCGS 62 plastic with a "Dropped I" on the reverse. One of the neatest coins in my 78-P set; bought years ago for an incredibly cheap price to boot...

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Re: 1883 s Dropped Letter

Post by pup_picker » Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:06 am

nothing new to add but to say VERY neat and nice.

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Re: 1883 s Dropped Letter

Post by RogerRock » Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:57 am

messydesk wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:03 pm
That's pretty cool. As for which VAM it is, check mint mark position and other markers. Fogie added "empty nest" comments to both VAMs 12 and 13 last fall, but with no explanation of why.
Thanks for the comment and the advice JB !
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Re: 1883 s Dropped Letter

Post by RogerRock » Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:58 am

pup_picker wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:06 am
nothing new to add but to say VERY neat and nice.
Thanks for the comments.
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Re: 1883 s Dropped Letter

Post by RogerRock » Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:02 am

vamnuke wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:37 pm
Well I own an 1878 (of course!) V195 in PCGS 62 plastic with a "Dropped I" on the reverse. One of the neatest coins in my 78-P set; bought years ago for an incredibly cheap price to boot...
Thanks for sharing your "Dropped I" 1878 acquisition!
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Re: 1883 s Dropped Letter

Post by RogerRock » Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:04 am

PacificWR wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:09 am
Very nice.
Thanks for the comment Wayne. Some error coins are best shared from time to time.
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Re: 1883 s Dropped Letter

Post by RogerRock » Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:07 am

CascadeChris wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:59 am
messydesk wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:03 pm
That's pretty cool. As for which VAM it is, check mint mark position and other markers. Fogie added "empty nest" comments to both VAMs 12 and 13 last fall, but with no explanation of why.
Fogie will also be trying like hell to get Roger to give that up once he sees it :lol:

Very, very cool! 😎
Thanks for the comment Chris with your entertaining insight.
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