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Can you tell me what the date is just by seeing the reverse?

Let's see just how smart you all really are...I'm guessing at least half of you think I'm an idiot for believing anyone could know the date just from the reverse :)

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    OwnerofawheatiehordeOwnerofawheatiehorde Posts: 1,517 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Taking a wild guess, 1854 O?

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    LJenkins11LJenkins11 Posts: 725 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Possibly 1840-O with drapery, Large O, the second set of dentils seems to match.

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    Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 11,147 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I was also thinking 1840….

    Actually I was hoping the OP was going to post a chain cent…..,😉

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    logger7logger7 Posts: 8,076 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 18, 2023 12:37PM

    Jack Kleinman who sold $20 Libs supposedly could tell you the date from the reverses. I would go with the other guesses on the date.

    I have this no date Seated half, maybe an electron microscope would help on the obverse, but grading services don't use these?

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    Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,290 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I only know the reverse of a 1859 Indian Cent

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,274 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I thought maybe the die crack might id it, but struck out. Look forward to your answer.
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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,274 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A guess, 1859 O first year of reduced size logos.
    Jim


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    NumisOxideNumisOxide Posts: 10,989 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I agree 1840-O

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    DelawareDoonsDelawareDoons Posts: 3,241 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thats the 40-O large O with the recut denticles right?

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    BarberianBarberian Posts: 3,039 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 18, 2023 8:45PM

    @opportunity said:
    Let's see just how smart you all really are...I'm guessing at least half of you think I'm an idiot for believing anyone could know the date just from the reverse :)

    In most cases, by referring to dies and die marriages, yes! And no, we don't think you're an idiot. Sometimes, that's all you have to go on. Here's a love token made out of an 1798/7 16 stars on reverse dime. It's the only date with 16 stars on the reverse. Easy!

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    opportunityopportunity Posts: 1,007 ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 18, 2023 8:51PM

    @DelawareDoons said:
    Thats the 40-O large O with the recut denticles right?

    That's right. For those of you who guessed...I am almost ashamed of the obverse, lol.

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    DelawareDoonsDelawareDoons Posts: 3,241 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @opportunity said:

    @DelawareDoons said:
    Thats the 40-O large O with the recut denticles right?

    That's right. For those of you who guessed...I am almost ashamed of the obverse, lol.

    That is tragic. Still a nice example of a tough coin.

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    burfle23burfle23 Posts: 2,191 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Maybe someone can tell me mine?

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    WQuarterFreddieWQuarterFreddie Posts: 2,548 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I was hoping you were posting about the W quarters.🤞

    Oh well.....😣

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    privatecoinprivatecoin Posts: 3,180 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @opportunity said:

    @DelawareDoons said:
    Thats the 40-O large O with the recut denticles right?

    That's right. For those of you who guessed...I am almost ashamed of the obverse, lol.

    Where's a coin doctor when you need one....

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @opportunity ... Such a shame when we see a nice coin defaced like that. I can understand love tokens, they served a purpose, unlike that damage. Cheers, RickO

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