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Interesting 1843-O Half Dollar. Thoughts?

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    yosclimberyosclimber Posts: 4,596 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 30, 2022 1:39PM

    Interesting that they have a WB- number but the mint mark wrong.

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    edwardjulioedwardjulio Posts: 1,031 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @yosclimber - I have it as WB-18 (Philly). Apparently ANACS does not have this in any of their reference books.

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    Scared me for a minute. Thought there was another New Orleans dollar I was unaware of!

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    yosclimberyosclimber Posts: 4,596 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 30, 2022 1:53PM

    I believe WB-101 is from the older book.
    I don't know when this coin was slabbed; maybe the new PDFs were not out yet?
    Anyway the missing O could be some kind of a typo, aka "mechanical error" in the PCGS world.

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    IT failure like a certain airline had.
    Always thought the woman’s head was to small for the body on those series of coins.
    Modern girls have bigger heads maybe?

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    edwardjulioedwardjulio Posts: 1,031 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is correct, it is from the older book.

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    I am not saying @edwardjulio is incorrect in his opinion of a WB-18, but on the OP pictures, I see what looks like a die crack through the O of OF on the reverse that continues down to the back of the head of the Eagle which to me makes it a Reverse BB which would make it a WB-35 or WB-37. There is possibly some repunching on the 3 of the date at the lower tip of the top serif which would then make it the WB-37. JMHO

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    edwardjulioedwardjulio Posts: 1,031 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ColoradoCoinGuy - Difficult to see from the images, but it is an EDS of WB-18, Obverse 9 and Reverse M. The die crack from rim through (18)43 is present. The vertical die line between olive leaves #3 and #4 also present.

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    @edwardjulio I will take your word for it. That is why grading/authenticating/attributing from photos is so hard and in many cases proves to be impossible. Happy New

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    @edwardjulio Oops, that was supposed to be Happy New Year!

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    edwardjulioedwardjulio Posts: 1,031 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ColoradoCoinGuy - I think it is correct. By the way, are you tall. I think we've met.

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    @edwardjulio Maybe. I am tall.
    Did you text me a few weeks ago about the LSCC zoom meeting?

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    edwardjulioedwardjulio Posts: 1,031 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ColoradoCoinGuy - No, but I believe we attended ANA Summer Seminar Classes together in the past. Do you have a beautiful blonde birthday note?

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    @edwardjulio I have attended the ANA Summer Seminar many times. If you are referring to a $2 note with MM's birthday as the serial number, I do have one. You live near a ski resort?

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    edwardjulioedwardjulio Posts: 1,031 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ColoradoCoinGuy - Yes. Howdy. Happy New Year.

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    @edwardjulio Didn't know that was your forum name. Hard to recognize you with the bag over your head. :D
    Did you ever sell those Seated coins you showed me at the Denver show?

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    edwardjulioedwardjulio Posts: 1,031 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ColoradoCoinGuy - No. Probably hold on to them for a while.

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