large cent variety experts...opionion please

large cent variety experts...opionion please

Post by J Engelke » Sat, 17 Jul 1999 04:00:00



I think I might have stumbled onto something rare.  This is the single leaf
reverse of 96.  There is a ghost mark above the right (your perspective)
upper leaf that is a product of the scan (there's only one leaf).  If I'm
not crazy, this is an exact match of the NC1 listed in Penny Whimsy as an
R8.  The two URL's are big and bigger views of the cent.  All opinions are
greatly appreciated!

Jeff

http://www.sofnet.com/~jengelken/971.jpg
http://www.sofnet.com/~jengelken/972.jpg

 
 
 

large cent variety experts...opionion please

Post by Ed. Stoeben » Sat, 17 Jul 1999 04:00:00


On Fri, 16 Jul 1999 01:59:08 -0500, "J Engelken"

Quote:

>I think I might have stumbled onto something rare.  This is the single leaf
>reverse of 96.  There is a ghost mark above the right (your perspective)
>upper leaf that is a product of the scan (there's only one leaf).  If I'm
>not crazy, this is an exact match of the NC1 listed in Penny Whimsy as an
>R8.  The two URL's are big and bigger views of the cent.  All opinions are
>greatly appreciated!

>Jeff

>http://www.sofnet.com/~jengelken/971.jpg
>http://www.sofnet.com/~jengelken/972.jpg

While I won't claim certainty, it looks like a 121b.  First, I do
think it is a 1797 reverse of '96, which eliminates all varieties
except for 120(a/b), 121(a/b), and NC-1.  (Though, I am attributing
from the two RS Brown catalogs, so I do not have an NC-7 to compare to
determine if that is a reverse of 96 or not.  Probably not due to the
distributions.)  120 can be easily eliminated, as the coin does not
have a wide date.  Finally, I think I see the die crack in the left
field, and the scan does suggest that the coin has a gripped edge,
which would mean the coin is a 121b.

Better attributers might differ.

--
Ed. Stoebenau
a#143

 
 
 

large cent variety experts...opionion please

Post by mschm.. » Sun, 18 Jul 1999 04:00:00




Quote:
> I think I might have stumbled onto something rare.  This is the single
leaf
> reverse of 96.  There is a ghost mark above the right (your
perspective)
> upper leaf that is a product of the scan (there's only one leaf).  If
I'm
> not crazy, this is an exact match of the NC1 listed in Penny Whimsy as
an
> R8.  The two URL's are big and bigger views of the cent.  All opinions
are
> greatly appreciated!

> Jeff

I have to concur with Ed.  It is a 121B.  The spacing and size of the 9
is not right for NC-1 (but is right for S-121) and the heavy die break
through the tops of IBERTY is missing.  The gripping does appear on the
edge in your scans which makes it the B subvariety.

Michael Schmidt
---
EAC #1947   CTCC# 500
Publisher of The Score
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> http://www.sofnet.com/~jengelken/971.jpg
> http://www.sofnet.com/~jengelken/972.jpg

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