the forum is really helping alot.
You have definitely come to the right place.
Never hesitate to ask. Also, I agree this coin shows fairly common die deterioration, sometimes called a "ridge rim." Letters/numbers getting too close to the rim is a strong indicator that what you see is die deterioration.
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