1847 with crumbling 8?
I am not understanding what is happening with the 8 in the date especially inside the bottom of the lower loop and on the right side. Could this be crumbling? Or is it a repunched date or an overdate? Also the lower left portion of the upright in 1 looks like it could be repunched am I correct on that? It seems like these observations ought to help in attributing the coin, but I am not finding these features in any of the varieties in precisely this form. So I am stuck! N-4 and N-5 seem like candidates, but the discussion doesnt quite fit (Grellman). Also, the DRNs do not appear to be close.
There is only one line on the obverse which is also visible in the photo: a very fine and faint line, vertical, from the nostril to past the middle of the upper lip. I have not found it mentioned in any of the variety discussions.
On the reverse, for the most part, lines and points are not really visible, either (I am thinking those are scratches above ONE). There are a few curved and straight lines visible on the coin in hand (but not the photo), but none match with any descriptions of varieties. There is one visible in the photo between the upper left loop of the bow and the leaf below ( at about a 45⁰ angle). It does not appear in any discussions I have found either.
Any help on these questions would be appreciated.
I think you have a N-19. But you coin is so wet and shinny looking it's hard to see more of the details.
Thanks again, Charles.