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    Large cent error ?

    I found this coin this summer.It seems to be in great shape,but it has no date and the "o" in one is missing.What do y'all think it is ? Would it be possible for the date and the o to have "broke off" as it doesn't to appear to have worn off
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    Re: Large cent error ?

    Dont Know! But a beautiful coin!!!
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    Re: Large cent error ?

    can't really break off as those letters aren't really attached, they are all the same metal piece. No idea what happened to it. Looks really weird though

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    Re: Large cent error ?

    looks like a filled die.
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    Re: Large cent error ?

    I've seen similar things in the past as well as changes in the word cent with the e changed to a u.

    story I've been told is these alterations were done by soldiers with time on their hands.

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    Re: Large cent error ?

    I would agree with either grease filled die or an alteration by a soldier. I'm leaning toward the second one because of the concentrated area of the missing letter/numbers as well as the lack of weak details on the rest of the coin. Could've been scraped off. Any sign of scrapes in those areas?

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    Re: Large cent error ?

    Thanks for the info y'all ! Buckleboy I'll have to look at it closer but i dont think there are any scrape marks

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    Re: Large cent error ?

    Kieser,
    I agree with the filled die theory. Judging from the placement of the star below Liberty's neck and the lettering on the reverse, I believe your coin is the "petite head, small letters" variety of 1839 to 1843. Can't pin it down closer than that. As to value, who can say?
    Bob

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    Re: Large cent error ?

    Only problem with looking for scrape marks is if they were very small then corrosion might get rid of the marks.

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    Re: Large cent error ?

    Hi all thanks for the replys ! I've been trying to get a better picture(first i had to find the coin as i had missplaced it doh !) I dont think it has any scrapes.Its hard to get a decent pic. with my crap camera.I'll try it in better light tomorrow but heres another for now.
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