1888-S "What Do You Think" ???

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1888-S "What Do You Think" ???

Post by bigjayvee » Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:33 pm

Double date and possible double mint mark,but "What Do You Think" of the scratches on the obverse & reverse? Polish lines,planchet issue,PMD or something else? All comments welcomed!!!!
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Re: 1888-S "What Do You Think" ???

Post by bigjayvee » Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:36 pm

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Re: 1888-S "What Do You Think" ???

Post by vampicker » Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:55 pm

Think you already know and are just hoping you're wrong. That second U in UNUM tells the story ... damage. All of the scratches around the area are from that same grinding hit.

The stuff on the reverse looks like die scratches though.
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Re: 1888-S "What Do You Think" ???

Post by DHalladay » Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:33 pm

vampicker wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:55 pm
Think you already know and are just hoping you're wrong. That second U in UNUM tells the story ... damage. All of the scratches around the area are from that same grinding hit.

The stuff on the reverse looks like die scratches though.
I agree with J.R.
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Re: 1888-S "What Do You Think" ???

Post by Tekkie1 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:59 pm

What JR said.

I was also convinced when I saw the same effects in the 'U" as surrounding the other areas.

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Re: 1888-S "What Do You Think" ???

Post by LorenAlbert » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:01 pm

Also the cap back.
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Re: 1888-S "What Do You Think" ???

Post by VamHelsing » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:42 pm

What JR said, part II....

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Re: 1888-S "What Do You Think" ???

Post by bigjayvee » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:52 pm

J.R. doesn't get that moniker for nothing,(Crusher of Hopes & Dreams)Heh!! Heh!!. And he's right about that wishful thinking,kind of knew,but still had my doubts, bought it in an NGC holder marked MS62 PL. The markings coming from the "O" in OF,looks mint caused,though.
Thanks to everyone who commented so far.

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Re: 1888-S "What Do You Think" ???

Post by colwillys » Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:42 pm

Junk box John but it is a nice mint mark .. double s .
I have a die grinder , we can polish those marks . Well back to the Peace dollars .

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Re: 1888-S "What Do You Think" ???

Post by bigjayvee » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:40 am

I'll take you up on that Tom,bring that grinder to "FUN" and we'll take care of business.

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