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Bold S on a 1900-S Barber Dime

seduloussedulous Posts: 2,995 ✭✭✭✭✭

Take a look at these images. Trying to determine a theory as to why a "bold S" exists on the second S in STATES as shown by the image.

We have our theories, but would like some un-biased thoughts from others. Thank you in advance for any thoughts you can share on the matter... basically reasons as to why this might exist as such.

1900-S Barber Dime

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A Barber Quartet is made up of Nickels, Dimes, Quarters, and Halves.


  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,388 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Loose die chip debris build up? Maybe. Peace Roy

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  • MarkKelleyMarkKelley Posts: 1,671 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A little die rust maybe?

  • seduloussedulous Posts: 2,995 ✭✭✭✭✭

    We currently believe the "bold S" is die rust. For those of you who read this post, do you concur? thanks, [email protected]

    A Barber Quartet is made up of Nickels, Dimes, Quarters, and Halves.

  • NewEnglandRaritiesNewEnglandRarities Posts: 1,001 ✭✭✭✭

    I agree, die rust. But that would make it die rust and not a Bold S designation of course.

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