Question about 1840 Large Cent
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:
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Is this a known variety for the date?
It would help if you could put up the hole obveres and reverse of this coin.
Here are the obverse and reverse pics. It is not a good condition coin. I bought it because of the curious 4:
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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.
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.
Perhaps these pics would be more useful. They should be larger:
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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.
Last edited by sjh241; 10-19-2012 at 09:38 PM.