Additional thoughts... I am not sure if the bottom part, if it were the base of the 7 is far enough right. I did notice how the upper-right loops is "fatter" than the others, which seems to be that way on the others. This coin is probably a G6 so a lot of what may have been there could be worn down?
(Yes, I am trying to convince myself that it is, but I can't seem to do so.)
Yep, it's also missing the marker in the upper loop of the 8, which exists in all die states. Not to be a downer or anything, but this is a very scarce overdate--under 25 known examples. Dick, good to see you too! I'm around, but just not doing much with coins now--the economy ya know?
@razorear-- Yep, it's part of the underlying 7--same with that small hook on the outer loop of the 8 at 11:00 From what I've been told by Rick Snow, the cud has to be there--and helps confirm if there's dirt on the digits. I hope collectors find more of these
Kurt, Between the economy, two down computers, and a "down with the flu" wife, things have been hectic, to say the least. Then to make matters worse, the hot water heater gave up the ghost. then the fun began! We installed a new one,. and it didn't hold water, much less heat the water. It went back, and another was brought jhome, and installed. Leaked like a sieve,(also had three severe dents), and diod not heat the water. Then the factory said we were trying to instrall a unit that is not apprioate for a mobile home. Okay, send us one. (That was sfter three weeks w/o hot water). Two weeks later, it arrived, and guess what, LEAKS. Even brwerfore getting the gas hooked yup, the water became visible. So another unti was ordered. It arrived saturday, and was installed sunday. It holds water, and also heats water, (after we located a leak in hte hotwater line to the big bathroom!. It is still working, and we enjoy the hotwater showers! Needles to say, but I was the next ot end up flat on my back from the flu. I am still feeling the effects, but things have to be done, and the wife just is not a carpenter, cabinet maker, mechanic in general, so old "Watashi" has to get it doje. At least, I am still able yto get things done. maybe not as fast as I once did, but, still, it gets done. I am way behind in my coin checking, and will take time to get the second computer back in shape, then the computer room in shape afgain, so I canfind my coins. I know that there are 100 IOHC's here somewhere, not to mention those that came in for my "problem coin" collection. There are three more setd of those to come, as yet, so I am behind, but not smothered. kurt, did you see the "new rig", for taking pictures? It was modified a bit, (by the camera, due to slight movement, thus mis-aligning it). The part that was broken off did not affect the operation, so no harm done. Moderator, If you see fit, you can put this where you think it fits best. I have ADS, and tend to wander. I'm sure it will fit,somewhere.....8-) Dick
DVCollector, If you are lurking, I need an answer: On the certified 1888/1887, is the word "america" doubled? That would confirm mine as being, or not being an'88/87. I don't recall if the CUD is there or not. i'll have to relocate where it is, and check.Thanks, Dick
desertgem, thanks for the link. I read the thread, and mine is NOT. so back into the 'pack". I had not read tour comment about the die crack below the last 8, and was going to ask kurt, if the vertical 'gouge', could actually be an old die crack, when you made your comment. I didn't know of the 'point on the pearl, so it was also an 'eye-opener". I can always use ant markers available to confirm. I went through all my 1888, just to see what might be there, and did find an RPD that I had missed, along with one that had some crud, which looked like another, but I removed a little, anf it is not an RPD. still have the same number, but different varieties. No 8/7, in the batch. P am working on 15 sets, at the moment, and some are nearly full, and others have only a few, but "it all counts on 20"! One set is a "problem coin set, from a-z. I need the '77, and the '09-s" to comllete it, and the same for two other sets, so far. Those, I think I'll leave for my heirs. That may be a "problem", too. none of the family is interested in coins, as such. They think coins are to spend, and the sooner, the better. They have a LOT to learn! Dick
Kutr, It is nice to see you 'stoppoing by"! No pictures necessary. The coin is 1887, and is one of two. Both confirmed S-1. It is one of the first ones I got, when going to DFE/IHC collecting. The second one is much better fgrade. BTW, I have another "patrol of scouts", coming in, in a few days. Who knows what they might bring. I believe they are FE,and '58's, large. Dick