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I'm not sure if you even have the correct picture for the generic 1896 far 6 Large Cent. Most TPG's have stopped certifying this coin because the initial one listed in Charlton (and then Trends) was not even the furtherest of the far 6's. Since the final digit (the 6) was handpunched into the working die, the 6 can be in any number of places, and usually is. There are near 6's, very near 6's, normal 6's, kinda far 6's, far 6's and very far 6's. Because the working dies were handpunched, the vertical position also differs greatly .. they are high, low and all positions in between. Likewise, many of the 6's are tilted or canted as well. The scarcest of the "far 6's" is further than the one in your your photo and should be the coin with the greatest premium. It is also high and tilted to the right. There really is no true far 6 that can be specifically identified, just like there are hundreds of different 1859 narrow 9's.
Bill in Burl
Thanks for the info. If I remember well, the picture on the website have the 6 at the same place like listed in Zoell #J16b - Major coin varieties - Fourth Edition #1 - 1966.
I'm very familiar with Zoell and his works and I looked at it .. you are probably right about the similarities. I was just making note of what could be a discrepancy. I co-wrote the variety section on large cents in the back of the 2011 Charlton and they used the wrong photo as well .. one that Brian Cornwell (ICCS) took of Jack Griffin's stuff back in the 90's. At this point in time, I'm not sure what you had pictured would pass as a far 6 any more to a variety specialist.
Bill in Burl
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