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1970 S Small date cent question

VetterVetter Posts: 790 ✭✭✭✭✭

As long as I can remember, I’ve had trouble being able to tell the difference between the large and small date 70 s Lincoln. Could someone with more knowledge and better eyes than me tell me what this one is. It’s in a US gov mint set so there is some reflection from the cello package. Thanks!

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,816 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yours is a large date.

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    GreenstangGreenstang Posts: 810 ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 19, 2024 5:41AM

    I usually go by the 7, if it is lower than the 9 & 0, it is a Large Date,
    if it is even, then it is a Small Date.

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    coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,768 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 17, 2024 2:09PM

    Here is your coin after I drew a line across the tops, under it is the diag comparison photo that I use. From both the curl of the nine and the position of the 7 your coin looks like a lg date to me.


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    VetterVetter Posts: 790 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thank you!

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    SmudgeSmudge Posts: 9,255 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Small date also usually has a weak Liberty.

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    MWallaceMWallace Posts: 3,857 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Greenstang said:
    I usually go by the 7, if it is lower than the 7 & 0, it is a Large Date,
    if it is even, then it is a Small Date.

    You mean 9 & 0.

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    mr1931Smr1931S Posts: 5,975 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 18, 2024 10:16PM

    @OAKSTAR said:
    Yours is a large date.

    A surefire way to distinguish the difference between '70-S small and large date is to observe how far vertically the "/" on the "7" drops relative to the "0."

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    EagleEyeEagleEye Posts: 7,676 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The Small Date can easily be identified by the weak LIBERTY. That's what I look for.

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