1888 variety

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fritzbender
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1888 variety

Post by fritzbender » Mon May 28, 2018 9:59 pm

I have a 1888 large cent. The last 8 is definitely lower than the rest. Has anyone heard any mention of this variety?

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Re: 1888 variety

Post by Bill in Burl » Tue May 29, 2018 5:45 am

Yes, 1888's are riff with varieties. You can have 1, 2, or all three 8's repunched in different ways and the last digit was handpunched into each working die, so its position varies from die to die. High, low, near, far are all pretty common.
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Re: 1888 variety

Post by castor » Tue May 29, 2018 9:05 am

Photo from The Canadian Coin Reference Site

http://www.canadiancoin.com/

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Re: 1888 variety

Post by fritzbender » Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:47 pm

great info Bill. thanks

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Re: 1888 variety

Post by fritzbender » Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:48 pm

thanks castor

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