Anyone care to confirm this as a 1929 high 1 cent?

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tron48
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Anyone care to confirm this as a 1929 high 1 cent?

Post by tron48 » Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:10 pm

Received this Canadian penny a few days ago as part of a small cent lot.
Anyone care to comment as to whether it is a high 9 variety?

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Thanks.

verdigris
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Re: Anyone care to confirm this as a 1929 high 1 cent?

Post by verdigris » Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:46 pm

Hi Tron,
It is not. For it to be a "High 9" the tail of the second 9 must rest on the baseline of the 2.

To double check, draw a horizontal line across the bottom of each of the leaf stems. If the top of the last 9 crosses this imaginary line then you can be sure that your coin is "high".

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These are two things you can do right here. Scoll the photo of your coin up and down using the border of the window as a horizontal line to line up the bottom and top of the date to.

In my eye there seems to be 3 varieties from this year. A low 9, a high 9, and something a little higher than low but not reaching the required height for it to be in the "high" category. Maybe someone can comment about that...

Cheers

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