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 Posted 12/05/2017  12:27 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add X9 Mike Honcho to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi, I was wondering what causes this number 4 to appear just east of the MM and underneath the date? Thank you in advance for helping to educate me in coins.




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 Posted 12/05/2017  12:51 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mark1959 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Is that just a coincidental stain?
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Sure does look good though Eh MrZ? Funny how things like that can happen!
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 Posted 12/05/2017  01:03 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add X9 Mike Honcho to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
So it could not have been placed by another coin because it would have to have been a mirrored 4 to mark it like that right? Any idea of how it could have been stained? Do you ever run across this type of thing?
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 Posted 12/05/2017  01:40 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Crazyb0 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Somebody had a paper that got wet and ink leaked thru. Old news paper or even onionskin old stuff of the 50's
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 Posted 12/05/2017  04:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add X9 Mike Honcho to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That sound like a good explanation, thanks.
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 Posted 12/05/2017  05:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add lmwstamps to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting, but probably coincidental as others have said. Our eyes play funny tricks on us. At first glance it does have a remarkable resemblance to a 4, but on closer inspection, the top of the vertical line seems to have more of a blotch than a sharp meeting point, the horizontal line isn't completely horizontal but tails up on the left. Just attempting to examine through slightly more critical eyes.
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 Posted 12/05/2017  08:10 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
When you start seeing lions and tigers and bears, that's when it's time to worry. Oh my!
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