1 Cent 1897 (low 7)

Post Reply
Natsirto
Posts: 2
Joined: Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:51 am
Location: Joliette

1 Cent 1897 (low 7)

Post by Natsirto » Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:55 am

I dont seem to find anyware that this coin varieties exist but i do have this coin with a lower 7
I am wondering what would be his numismatic value.
See picture
Attachments
1897.jpeg
1897.jpeg (1.24 MiB) Viewed 457 times

Bill in Burl
Posts: 740
Joined: Thu Sep 04, 2008 7:41 am
Location: Golden Horseshoe, ONT

Re: 1 Cent 1897 (low 7)

Post by Bill in Burl » Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:25 am

The last digit in the date (7) was handpunched into the dies for that year. Because of that (and it taking more than one whack of the hammer to the punch) you will have some differences in the position of the 7 with the rest of the digits. You will have high, low, near, far, canted, etc depending on how good the guy was with the punch. You see the same thing with the 6's on the 1896's. There is no added value for any of those placements, but there are some 7/7 offsets seen either left or right on the vertical portion that add a little. There is also an N/N in Cent that's a neat variety seen under the left bottom serif of the N.
Bill in Burl

Natsirto
Posts: 2
Joined: Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:51 am
Location: Joliette

Re: 1 Cent 1897 (low 7)

Post by Natsirto » Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:10 pm

I understand but this certainly an added to the 1896 far 6 so it would be nice to have an added value recongnize by Numicanada for 1897 low 7

Bill in Burl
Posts: 740
Joined: Thu Sep 04, 2008 7:41 am
Location: Golden Horseshoe, ONT

Re: 1 Cent 1897 (low 7)

Post by Bill in Burl » Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:43 pm

Actually ICCS quit certing the 1896 "far 6" and Charlton and Trends will quit as well. A variety is one specific type of anomaly that will have certain markers. The "far 6" had any number of separation degrees from the 9. The first coin to be certified as a "far 6", I helped the collector get it through ICCS 12-15 years ago. At the time, we had been discussing the "variety" for at least 2 years on CCRS. The coin that was certified was actually a far, far high 6, slightly canted CCW, by using our definitions from CCRS. Since there was no way to tell how "far" a far 6 needed to be from the 9, serious collectors and ICCS gave up as it being a REAL variety. You had far, kinda far, far far, extremely far, as well as high, low and cated added in.
Bill in Burl

Post Reply