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1888 variety

Posted: Mon May 28, 2018 9:59 pm
by fritzbender
I have a 1888 large cent. The last 8 is definitely lower than the rest. Has anyone heard any mention of this variety?

Re: 1888 variety

Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 5:45 am
by Bill in Burl
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.

Re: 1888 variety

Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 9:05 am
by castor
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Re: 1888 variety

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:47 pm
by fritzbender
great info Bill. thanks

Re: 1888 variety

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:48 pm
by fritzbender
thanks castor