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I just noticed PCGS now calls all 1869 3CS = 1869/8!

TriatotrimenaeTriatotrimenae Posts: 29 ✭✭
edited December 31, 2022 3:45PM in U.S. Coin Forum

Several years ago I purchased an #1869 #3CS. No variety attribution had been performed at original grading, but at some point I became convinced that I could see the telltale markings of the 1869/8 business strike (above the loop of the six and just over the stem of the nine). Today I was perusing my coins for no apparent reason and realized this is now attributed as 1869/8 (Green 2960) and there doesn't seem to be a "plain" 1869 3CS option!

Flynn & Zack refute this as a 69/68 overdate and call it a 69/69 RPD-001. Breen suggests these are most apparent on early die states and are more difficult to see in later strikes. There doesn't seem to be a premium for the EDS, either. But I still thought this was kind of neat.

https://caimages.collectors.com/coinimages/70074/36212300/3CS_1869_MS62_Obv.jpg?v=1672526007314
https://caimages.collectors.com/coinimages/70074/36212300/3CS_1869_MS62_Rev.jpg?v=1672526007314

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