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something looks odd on the "FG"?


  • HydrantHydrant Posts: 7,773 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What do you think it is?

  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,226 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 5, 2021 7:09AM

    Die chips?

    Life is way too short for that kind of scrutiny. ;):D

  • sellitstoresellitstore Posts: 2,242 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes, falls more into the area of "manufacturing variance" than error, at least for me.

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  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,723 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Big, blurry photos prevent any real chance of analysis. Sharp photos are a must for this kind of thing.

    All glory is fleeting.
  • BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,336 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Problems with the Designers Initials prompted the Mint to have Frank Gasparro (Chief Engraver) prepare a new reverse for 1973. Unfortunately, the size of the FG was deemed too large, and Frank had to again prepare another new reverse for 1974.

    Strange, really. This type of Mint nitpicking goes all the way back to 1909 when Victor David Brenner had his initials removed from the reverse of the Lincoln Cent. (That's another story).


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  • divecchiadivecchia Posts: 6,459 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 5, 2021 9:13AM

    No. It's a 1972 CENT. It says so in big letters on the reverse. :D


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  • MsMorrisineMsMorrisine Posts: 31,834 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That’s one to see in hand

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  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,592 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like FG

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Appears to be a slight malformation of the F.... could be die chip... Very minor and no numismatic premium. Cheers, RickO

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