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1876-S 50c Variety Check

 
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 Posted 10/19/2021  12:05 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add mdpmedia to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This coin came in a holder marked WB.102 #10007.

I personally identified it as a very small S, WB-24, type 1, open bud using CoinFacts.

On NGC it says it is a B-4999 open bud type 1, small S.

There are too many numbers going on here and I need some clarification.

Firstly, I don't know where to find WB. 102 using CoinFacts or NGC. Where are these series of numbers found?

I just searched for WB-102 and found something but the mint mark is positioned differently.

Let's condense this done some and confirm or refute the above.


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 Posted 10/19/2021  12:15 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mdpmedia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Also, is there anything special going on with this MM or is it PMD? If it's not PMD, how would the aforementioned letters/numbers change?

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The WB-102 comes from Randy Wiley and Bill Bugert's original book "The Complete Guide to Liberty Seated half dollars". The WB-24 that you referenced above is from Bill Bugert's newer "A Register of Liberty Seated half dollar Varieties, Volume I, San Francisco Branch Mint".
The WB-### was the original way they referenced die marriages and only consisted of WB-101, 102 and 103. In the newer versions there are 46 different die marriages which now consists of 18-WB-101, 26-WB-102 & 2-WB-103 die marriages.
The coin you are showing is a WB-102 and more specifically WB-37 and not a WB-24. It has a very small S mintmark centered below the crotch and either recut up or recut over a micro S mintmark, which your image shows as well.
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10/19/2021 7:41 pm
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 Posted 10/20/2021  06:15 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mdpmedia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
...Bill Bugert's ... books


Could you possibly supply a link(s) to any of the above references you cited?
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For Randy Wiley and Bill Bugert's original book "The Complete Guide to Liberty Seated half dollars", you can find it online here - https://archive.org/details/compgui...lawr/page/n0 or if you would like a hard bound book you can sometimes find them on EBay.
For Bill Bugert's newer "A Register of Liberty Seated half dollar Varieties" you can find them here - http://lsccweb.org/BillBugertBooks.php and most are available for free download at bottom of page.
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