What's going on with the 19 in the date here? Any opinions are appreciated.
I think it is damage.
But doubled dies can sometimes look like that.
If you can find another specimen that matches, then you have got something.
Just the way that 1 looks like a parallelogram makes me go hmmmmm
I think the date took some hits.
Looking at the 9, I would say PMD... Looking at the 1... hmmmm, makes one wonder (oneder, get it )... Though I would say it is likely from the same issue that caused the 9 to be spread. Cheers, RickO
Numerals look very mushy.