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12-17-2011, 01:08 AM
I'm still pretty new to attributing large cents so I'm never real sure about my conclusions. This 1837 looks like an N-12 to me as the gap between the browlock and the coronet is quite clear and well separated or open. The diagnostic I couldn't find, and maybe it's because it's too worn, is the E in wreath below AMERICA. If it helps, I do see some die lines on the N in CENT, one starting just below the upper left serif heading southwest and stopping halfway to the E. Another forms on the bottom left serif and extends upward about 1/3 of the height of the N. Maybe the pics will help, though they aren't the greatest. Thanks. Guy
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12-17-2011, 11:38 AM
The beaded hair cords narrow it down to N9, 10, 11, or 12. I'm thinking N10 because the first T in STATES look tilted away from A and the date appears low in the field.
12-17-2011, 12:40 PM
Looks like N10 to me. BHC, no cracks and the 3 tilts slightly right. The reverse with its T2 tilted left is called the "Accessory N" reverse.
12-17-2011, 01:09 PM
I agree - looks like N10, which has the low date very near the dentils.
12-17-2011, 05:35 PM
Thanks for the help, guys. Every time I narrow it down to a few I second guess myself until I get flustered. I'm sure I'll be posting a lot more over time.
03-04-2012, 12:36 PM
1837's are easy to id. There's the four with beaded haircords, as discussed above, and all others have die cracks or crack combinations except N6 and N16. Those two differ under the coronet point. Good Luck!
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