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1989-D design variety or DDR?

I don't yet have the Cherry Pickers Guide, but I did look at variety vista at 1989 & 1989-D for either a design variety where the "E" in "AMERICA" had a serif or similar looking DDR but didn't find anything that looked similar.

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  • Here is the reverse. The serif "E" can be seen with the naked eye on "AMERICA"

  • Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 3,573 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Rice_Bandit said:
    I don't yet have the Cherry Pickers Guide, but I did look at variety vista at 1989 & 1989-D for either a design variety where the "E" in "AMERICA" had a serif or similar looking DDR but didn't find anything that looked similar.

    Not being on Variety Vista should tell you something.........

  • FredWeinbergFredWeinberg Posts: 5,719 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It appears to be a ‘hit’ or contact Mark
    On the “E“ – look at the letter next to it - the R – there’s a hit there, too

    It’s not a serif or design change – it’s a circulation mark.

    Retired Collector & Dealer in Major Mint Error Coins & Currency since the 1960's.Co-Author of Whitman's "100 Greatest U.S. Mint Error Coins", and the Error Coin Encyclopedia, Vols., III & IV. Retired Authenticator for Major Mint Errors
    for PCGS. A 49+-Year PNG Member...A full numismatist since 1972, retired in 2022
  • GreenstangGreenstang Posts: 786 ✭✭✭✭

    I agree, just damage from taking a hit.

  • Rice_BanditRice_Bandit Posts: 15
    edited April 3, 2024 5:02AM

    @Manifest_Destiny said:

    @Rice_Bandit said:
    I don't yet have the Cherry Pickers Guide, but I did look at variety vista at 1989 & 1989-D for either a design variety where the "E" in "AMERICA" had a serif or similar looking DDR but didn't find anything that looked similar.

    Not being on Variety Vista should tell you something.........

    Edit. Sorry. I misread your response

  • Rice_BanditRice_Bandit Posts: 15
    edited April 3, 2024 5:06AM

    @Manifest_Destiny said:

    @Rice_Bandit said:
    I don't yet have the Cherry Pickers Guide, but I did look at variety vista at 1989 & 1989-D for either a design variety where the "E" in "AMERICA" had a serif or similar looking DDR but didn't find anything that looked similar.

    Not being on Variety Vista should tell you something.........

    I'm too new to know. I just started, my apologies. Does that mean I should send this in as a new variant to be attributed?

  • Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 3,573 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Rice_Bandit said:

    @Manifest_Destiny said:

    @Rice_Bandit said:
    I don't yet have the Cherry Pickers Guide, but I did look at variety vista at 1989 & 1989-D for either a design variety where the "E" in "AMERICA" had a serif or similar looking DDR but didn't find anything that looked similar.

    Not being on Variety Vista should tell you something.........

    I'm too new to know. I just started, my apologies. Does that mean I should send this in as a new variant to be attributed?

    Yes, send it in. It's called tuition.

  • @Manifest_Destiny said:

    @Rice_Bandit said:
    I don't yet have the Cherry Pickers Guide, but I did look at variety vista at 1989 & 1989-D for either a design variety where the "E" in "AMERICA" had a serif or similar looking DDR but didn't find anything that looked similar.

    Not being on Variety Vista should tell you something.........

    @Manifest_Destiny said:

    @Rice_Bandit said:

    @Manifest_Destiny said:

    @Rice_Bandit said:
    I don't yet have the Cherry Pickers Guide, but I did look at variety vista at 1989 & 1989-D for either a design variety where the "E" in "AMERICA" had a serif or similar looking DDR but didn't find anything that looked similar.

    Not being on Variety Vista should tell you something.........

    I'm too new to know. I just started, my apologies. Does that mean I should send this in as a new variant to be attributed?

    Yes, send it in. It's called tuition.

    Nice, sick burn

  • Thanks @FredWeinberg and @Greenstang

    Your input definitely helps

  • DCWDCW Posts: 6,968 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If you are truly interested in learning, focus on the known varieties. You may want to buy some cheap ones to study. Under good magnification, you will begin to notice the attributes of the "real deal" vs the imaginary.
    Good luck

    Dead Cat Waltz Exonumia
    "Coin collecting for outcasts..."

  • WAYNEASWAYNEAS Posts: 6,340 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It is not worth the cost of sending in this coin.
    The coin is the dreaded PMD (Post Mint Damage) and not an undiscovered variety.
    Wayne

    Kennedys are my quest...

  • yspsalesyspsales Posts: 2,185 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Stick to ebay and known varieties you can see...

    If you need a microscope it probably has little collector value.

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