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1855 Large Cent Question

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I have an 1855 Large Cent that seems to have excessive wear on the date.  It looks odd because the other features close to the date do not appear to exhibit nearly as much wear as the date.  Is this just normal wear or was there an issue with the die that caused a weak strike?  Thanks!!


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A partially filled die is the most likely cause. There are no varieties of the 1855 Upright 55 cent that are particularly noted for a weak date.

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