I know I haven’t found know one of these rare coins. Please explain to me what I don't see in this coin that makes it a normal cent vs being worth a lot.
Appears to be small date
For me it appears to be a regular large date, have a close look to the "2" to see the difference
Henri, From the French Riviera with love
Look at the shape of the 2 and the distance of the 2 from the rim. Your coin is a large date.
@Tbigford.... Welcome aboard.... Yes, yours appears to be the large date. Reference above pictures (2 and tail of 9). Cheers, RickO
You have the large date, too close to the rim and the top loop of the eight is the same as the lower loop.
Thanks everyone, I knew it was something I was missing!
Draw the line from the bottom of the 1 to the bottom of the 2. If the bottom of the 8 is on/above that it's the small date. if it bulges below the line, it's the large date.
Your line shows the same thing in reverse and is harder to draw - the parallel line at the bottom of the 8 which has both the 1 and the 2 floating above it.
hope this might help
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