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Very Worn & Dirty 1888 Indian Cent. Any Chance It's The 8/7 Overdate?

 
 
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 Posted 07/22/2019  12:24 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Kfseadog to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I picked this one up for $.70 in an Indian cent bin. I'm not quite convinced it's the overdate, but would like to get other opinions. It's too worn to make out the die break on the rim above the E. I also can't see the top portion of "7" where it should be. But the bottom of the 8 looks compelling with a possible 7 protruding. I'm not sure, especially with the other damage marks and dirt on the obverse. I don't really want to clean it just in case it's a genuine piece.






Here's a picture showing the top portion of the 8.

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The date is very close to the correct position in relation to the bust tip, so that's a good start. The stump of the 7 also looks like it might be there. Try nudging some of that grunge away from the bottom of the last 8 with, say, a dampened wood toothpick and see if it's there.


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Need full front and back pics.
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I tried a damp toothpick but not much, I didn't want to scratch it even if it is damaged already.
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Dang if I know, too much crud.
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On further review, I believe the date logo is just slightly too far to the left to be the overdate.
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I'm inclined to agree, thanks for the help.
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