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Strange date 1887 morgan, what is it?

PppPpp Posts: 466 ✭✭✭✭

Any ideas what is going on with the date on this Morgan dollar?
It looks like the metal under the 1887 is recessed and the second 8 looks funky.
I was checking vam world and I got a headache so I decided to post pictures to see what others think?


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    coastaljerseyguycoastaljerseyguy Posts: 1,249 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not that uncommon. I think its a worn/polished die and since its an incuse design, appears to have a basining impact. Could be wrong.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It looks like die erosion.... Not uncommon as dies wear and are polished for extended use. Cheers, RickO

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