View Full Version : Question about 1840 Large Cent
10-18-2012, 08:38 PM
While searching around a local coin shop I bought two Large Cents in lower grades. These cents had some obvious errors which I have not been able to attribute. The first one is this 1840 cent. It has something going on in the 4 of the date:
Is this a known variety for the date?
10-19-2012, 12:45 PM
It would help if you could put up the hole obveres and reverse of this coin.
10-19-2012, 01:12 PM
Here are the obverse and reverse pics. It is not a good condition coin. I bought it because of the curious 4:
10-19-2012, 04:11 PM
Beats me. Could just be a simple double punched date, which aren't always considered varieties since most dates have them in one form or another.
10-19-2012, 06:49 PM
I think this is a N-12. I can blow your picture up real big. I looks like a lump on the leading edge of the coronet. Can You see one? No hole in ear. Is that right. No lump it would be N-2. As for what's next to the right side of the 4, it could be a die break.
10-19-2012, 09:34 PM
Perhaps these pics would be more useful. They should be larger:
This is not usually the quality of coin that I purchase, but the issue with the 4 made me curious. It is a raised surface, and I thought it could be some sort of over-date or re-punch. I've just never come across one in an 1840 small date variety.
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