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1888 5 Cents (Fish Scale) With Die Chip On The First 8?

 
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 Posted 04/08/2021  07:38 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add viper to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
For those that collect small 5 cents. Here are photos of 3 different 1888's. that I have. Is this and anomaly or do all 1888 have this die chip on the upper ball of the first 8?

Photo #1 looks like the first 8 took a hit, but looks like it also has that die chip on the first 8 and also has a (hat) on the last 8?
Any comments would be appreciated!

Thanks

MG




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 Posted 04/08/2021  4:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add the_sifu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is the only example of a 1888 5 cent that I have in my collection that comes close to your photo #1. I have "head phones" to your "hat".

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 Posted 04/08/2021  5:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add silviosi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@ the_sifu. Be happy is stereo, rarities for that year. The really stereo come some how in 70's.
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 Posted 04/08/2021  9:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fourmack to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 04/09/2021  12:50 am  Show Profile   Check TerryT's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add TerryT to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I looked through my 88's then some of the other years. On the ones with clear enough 8's, I found the same thing for 1883-7-9.
It looks to me like the 8 was repunched with a 3 punch. Looking at the 8's on 188-'s, they start off looking the same but some get fat, and the centre holes are different shapes. The ball on the top of a 3 would make the small semi-circle that's in the left 8, and the little ridge on the 8.
If someone has a program that can overlay a 3 from 1883 over an 8, it would helpful.
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 Posted 04/09/2021  05:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add viper to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you the_sifu and fourmack for sharing your photos and thank you Terry T for your comments. Any one else that have
comments or any explanations for these 1888?

MG
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 Posted 04/09/2021  09:54 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Hounddog Bill to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Viper good eye on picking this up but I don't really think it's anything special.
The anomaly inside the top loop of the first 8 is on all of the coins shown so far and I checked the three that I have and it 's present on all of mine also.
Hope this helps.

Cheers, Bill
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 Posted 04/09/2021  7:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add viper to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Hounddog Bill!
With all 3 that I had and every one had the Die Chip in the upper ball of the first 8, I kind of figured that all 1888 must of had that Die Chip.
That answered my question.

MG
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04/09/2021 7:38 pm
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 Posted 04/09/2021  8:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add okiecoiner to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If it's on all the coins from different dies, then it's not a die chip. It had to be that part of the 8 on the hub what chipped off (like a letter on a typewriter key)so that the first 8 was just struck like that. That's if any of you can remember a typewriter.
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