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Week #72 - The Early Bird Gets the Worm

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QUESTION: When the designer's initial L on an 1864 Indian Head Cent is worn off or obscured, what's the other way to identify this variety?

 

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"The 1864-L has a distinct, pointed bust so that even low-grade coins with the "L" worn off can be easily identified."

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Cu-Ni T1: reverse laurel wreath.

Cu-Ni T2: thick planchet, weight ca. 4.67 grams

Bronze T3: thin planchet (compared to Cu-Ni varieties), weight ca. 3.11 grams

 

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The variety with an "L" has a point at the front of the bust and the variety without an "L" has a rounded bust end.

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QUESTION: When the designer's initial L on an 1864 Indian Head Cent is worn off or obscured, what's the other way to identify this variety?

 

ANSWER: The 1864 L cents can be identified by the pointed bust on Liberty.

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS ArtR!

Your prize is a copy of the new "2004" red book.

 

 

The runner up this week is reid1836.

Your prize is a display box.

 

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