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1883 Nickel with no cents but should have?

 
 
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 Posted 07/01/2018  5:05 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Ed14 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This 1883 nickel should have "cents" on the reverse (has motto) but does not. Any thoughts on what's going on?




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 Posted 07/01/2018  5:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There is a lot of history involved, but to make it simple 1883 had both with cents and without cents. All other dates had with cents.

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 Posted 07/01/2018  5:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ed14 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You'll notice that the motto is on top under the word states. It should have "cents" at the bottom. The "no cents" version has the motto at the bottom if I'm not mistaken.
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 Posted 07/01/2018  5:47 pm  Show Profile   Check TNG's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It should have the word CENTS in that blank area at the bottom and it is a "With Cents" variety.
Interesting as it really doesn't look "tooled" to remove it.
Maybe it was?
I'm no error guy but perhaps it was a grease filled die in that area?

I can tell this because the motto E Pluribus Unum is there above the V
The Type 1 has E Pluribus Unum in the space where CENTS appeared.

These are reverses of the two types of 1883 V nickels.
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 Posted 07/01/2018  6:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Correct - the word Cents has either been obliterated or obscured by grease in the die. Good catch.



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 Posted 07/01/2018  6:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mark1959 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting find.
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 Posted 07/01/2018  7:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Probably a grease fill, I have seen other examples of this coin.
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 Posted 07/01/2018  7:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ed14 , your absolutely correct .
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