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1880 25 Cents What Variety Is It? Is It A Fingerprint?

 
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 Posted 07/29/2021  11:05 am Show Profile   Check 47P7's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add 47P7 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
hopefully someone can answer these two questions beyond any doubt.
1 which Variety is this?
2 in this or is it not a fingerprint on the obv? please enlage the obv for a better look.
thanks for you help
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 Posted 07/29/2021  11:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add okiecoiner to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
More than 1 fingerprint or one sneaker print
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 Posted 07/29/2021  11:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like the Narrow 0 Variety.
Too bad about the fingerprint, it would have been an excellent coin
without it.
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 Posted 07/29/2021  11:58 am  Show Profile   Check 47P7's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 47P7 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hello Fellows,
are you sure it is one or more Fingerprints?
when you enlarge it, it is IMO, too deep for a FP?
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 Posted 07/29/2021  12:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
After a period of time, chemicals in our body oils can actually etch the metal.
In this case the oils could have potentially been on the coin for over 140 years
so any fingerprint would have had plenty of time to cause the damage.
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 Posted 08/03/2021  4:00 pm  Show Profile   Check SPP-Ottawa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add SPP-Ottawa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Fingerprint. You should see what fingerprints do to bronze, after being sealed in a mint bag for 50+ years...

Up until the late 1980s, the mint workers handled the coins coming off the presses with bare hands.



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 Posted 08/03/2021  4:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coinman91 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Narrow 0 IMO.
There's always two sides to the coin if you have the patience to see. -Kathryn Budig
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This coin sold for CAN approx $700.
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 Posted 08/04/2021  11:32 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coinman91 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Worth every penny!
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