1888 IHC SN-4 Cherry Pick
I recently picked up this beautiful 1888 IHC that I think would classify as a Snow-4. I’ve not been able to find any pictures online of any other high quality examples of that variety but this one has some other characteristics I’ve not seen on the other examples I have found and hopefully y’all can tell me what I’m seeing, if anything.
The tip of the bust appears to have a partial 1 on it. Maybe the bottom right portion of the base of a 1?
Between the date and denticles there are other marks that look like very light imprints of 8’s.
I apologize for the picture quality. It’s the best I can do with what I have (iPad pro 2022 and iPhone 12 Pro Max). Obviously, I can see them and can pick them out of the picture easily because I know they are there. I can try marking up a photo if none of you are able to make them out. In the right light you can see them with the naked eye. It could be these are all known characteristics of the variety but I haven’t found pics of one anywhere close to the quality of mine to verify against. All of the marks in questions are raised, not “cut” into the surface of the coin. It takes the right light to make that determination as well but I’m 100% certain they are raised and marks on the coin rather than into the coin if I’m making sense.
Anyway, thank you in advance for your help. I’m welcome to suggestions on how to better capture an image of the coin.