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1856-P $1 Gold Coin possible error?  
 

 
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 Posted 03/20/2018  2:45 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Redsoxx81 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This is an 1856-P $1 Gold Indian Princess with possible error. It appears to be uncirculated. On the reverse the "O" in "Dollar" is missing. There is no wearing around the O itself and I would find it hard to believe only the O is worn. I don't know what else to think. It is the slanted 5 variety but I have never heard of a missing "O". Any opinions please.
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 Posted 03/20/2018  2:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF. Could use better photo but, looks like a grease filled die.
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 Posted 03/20/2018  6:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Loss of definition of the center design elements, particularly on all 1850's issues, is common.

This is NOT a good thing. While it might be considered a minor error those who collect this series prefer complete strong strikes.

More times than not classic coinage with minor strike problems reduces value, rather than enhancing value.
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