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1974 D Large And Small Date Lincoln Cents

 
 
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 Posted 08/18/2019  11:31 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Hidalgo to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Can someone tell me if the 1974 D Lincoln Cents in the attached photo are Large Date and/or Small Date? I believe that I might have one of each in the photo, but I'm unsure because I find it difficult to distinguish between the two versions.



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 Posted 08/18/2019  12:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I was unaware that there were two different date sizes in 1974.
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From the Pic's they Both look like Small Dates. The Large Date has a FAT 7 Small Date has a Skinny 7....
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 Posted 08/18/2019  1:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks - learned something new!
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 Posted 08/19/2019  08:10 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Never knew there was a difference for that year. So slight I'd not even try to figure it out.
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 Posted 08/19/2019  11:40 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Greasy Fingers to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Also, top of the head/hair (lack of) is different
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Its Interesting about the SMALL & LARE DATES. The 1974 P-D-S have 2 different 7's, Large date has a FAT 7 The Small date has a Skinny 7. For the 1970 S Small Date Its the 9.The 9 is the same 9 as the 1971 & 1972 Date. They should be called SMALL Date's Due to the Curved 9 Because it is the SAME as the 1970 Small Date.The 1970 S has two type's of 9's like the 7's in the 1974.
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 Posted 08/19/2019  6:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nick10 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Those 4s look wide, which is the large date. Would need a closeup to be sure.
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Here are close ups of the dates on the 2 coins. Sorry the photos are not clear.

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By the way, looking at the photos of my coins, I believe they are the "large date" variety.
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 Posted 08/19/2019  7:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Is there a big market on these varieties? Which are the scarcest, and what sort of premium do they bring?
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. Is there a big market on these varieties? Which are the scarcest, and what sort of premium do they bring?


I don't think there is any premium for one or other, just an interesting variation.
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IIRC the large dates are rarer, but that's only relative to the small dates, and tons of both were churned out.
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@ coinfrog, I recall reading that it close to a 50/50 on mintage
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