WEEK #532 HAPPY HAPPY WEEKEND!!!
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This weeks First and Second place winners will be picked at random…

 

The question must be answered by Saturday at midnight EST.

 

QUESTION:

 

If the designer’s initial ‘L’ is worn off an 1864 Indian Head Cent, how else can this variety be identified?

 

This week’s winner will receive The Neighborhood Mint, Dahlonega in the Age of Jackson.

 

There will also be a runner up prize given to a selected player with the correct answer.

 

REMINDER: The Numisma-Quest ends on Saturday at midnight EST. Entries after that time will not be valid. See the Trivia info post for more details

 

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The initial production of 1864 (Variety 3) Indian head pennies did not have an L . Near the end of 1864 the obverse was redesigned to sharpen the portrait. The redesigned obverse added the designer's initial "L", for James B. Longacre, on the lower ribbon behind the neck.

 

If the "L" were to wear off you could still identify the "With L" variety by: (1) The slightly sharper portrait and (2) the pointed tip of the bust (The Tip of the bust is rounded on the "No L" variety).

 

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I know this one right away... the tip of the bust is pointed on the 'L' variety, and rounded on the 'non-L' variety.

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The 1864-L has a distinct, pointed bust so that even low-grade coins with the "L" worn off can be easily identified.

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"You can also look at the tip of the bust which is more pointed on this variety than the variety without the "L" on the ribbon."

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The 1864-L has a distinct, pointed bust so that even low-grade coins with the "L" worn off can be easily identified.

 

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The 1864-L has a distinct, pointed bust so that even low-grade coins with the "L" worn off can be easily identified.

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The 1864 Indian Head Cent has a couple of varieties.

In addition to having an "L" on the first variety of the 1864 Indian Head Cent the tip of the bust is more pointed than the variety without the "L". So if the "L" is worn out all you have to do is check the bust and you'll know definitively which variety you have.

 

Thanks for the contest!!!

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Here I am!! :ohnoez:

 

QUESTION: If the designer’s initial ‘L’ is worn off an 1864 Indian Head Cent, how else can this variety be identified?

 

Answer: The ‘L’ variety has a pointed bust tip

 

This week’s winner theSharpGun has won a copy of The Neighborhood Mint, Dahlonega in the Age of Jackson :acclaim:

 

Our runner up DanPta has won an NGC Single coin display box :golfclap:

 

Thank you for playing and please stop by this Friday for the PMG Numisma-Quest question

 

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