penny 1888/3 error

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mr lee
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penny 1888/3 error

Post by mr lee » Mon May 04, 2020 12:50 am

ive got this penny ive loot at it v close up with a Jewelry Magnifier its not broken nor pushed up there no damage mark but it sure as heck looks like a 3 to me is this a common? any help would be appreciate and how would u classify the coin pls

thanks gents : lee
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Bill in Burl
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Re: penny 1888/3 error

Post by Bill in Burl » Mon May 04, 2020 7:08 am

Hard to tell from the photo, but it could be a partially plugged die there. But there also looks like crud along the lower left loop, carrying into the upper loop on the lower left side. Heavily corroded.
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Re: penny 1888/3 error

Post by coinguy » Mon May 04, 2020 7:55 am

After increasing the size on my Ipad, it looks like the bottom left side of the top loop has taken a hit
and moved the metal towards the centre of the loop. In any case, it would not be a 8/3, there is no such variety.
Please crop your photos in the future. This will help to increase the size for easier viewing.

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Re: penny 1888/3 error

Post by troubadour » Mon May 04, 2020 8:33 am

pictures not good enough for a small detail like that
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