Need Help with S-220
I received this 1801 back from PCGS a few days ago. They Confirmed it as the S-220 1/000 variety. It graded Genuine F Details Env Damage. I ask you all the same question I asked PCGS in a note accompanying the listing. They did not reply. My question is that there is no signs of the numerator "1" in the fraction? Is this a discovery piece? Penny Whimsey doesn't mention any die state where the numerator is gone or missing. Is this state covered in any other writings? Any thoughts or help are appreciated.
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Good question. I did find another s-220 on Ebay that has similar details, right down to a missing/worn 1. http://www.ebay.com/itm/1801-1-000-S...item3a75d512ea
This S-220 is a die state 2. They must have trouble with the numerator being fill in this state at the mint with something. In Jack Robinson 1989 auction lot 472,the S-220 is like yours. To quote the lot in the catalog, " The 1 in the numerator is very faint and almost missing. The next lot is S-220 state 5, and the 1 is there. So the mint fix the problem some time after Jacks, your and who ever else has one like this.
Thank you kindly for your quick response.
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