A friend just brought some pennys 1859 and 1909 VDB and 1 s VDB she was wondering about

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Re: A friend just brought some pennys 1859 and 1909 VDB and 1 s VDB she was wondering about

#11 Unread post by loserboy » Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:48 pm

I do appreciate how fast you responded ill be posting what coins i come across however they most likely wont be good like the ones she has thank you



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Re: A friend just brought some pennys 1859 and 1909 VDB and 1 s VDB she was wondering about

#12 Unread post by Daniel » Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:19 pm

You're welcome and we're glad to help

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Re: A friend just brought some pennys 1859 and 1909 VDB and 1 s VDB she was wondering about

#13 Unread post by mhonzell » Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:32 am

The 'S' has a slight tilt and is in the position that PCGS recognizes as Die #3.

Hard to tell, but I think there's a dot there in the upper loop of the 'S'. See top photo for comparison.

The lower serif on the 'S' looks tilted right, which would be incorrect. The two outer edges should be parallel to each other, or the lower slightly pointed outwards. But, it's not the best photo and the other indicators are good. Plus, there are a lot of contact marks in this area.

The middle crossbar on the 'B' in V.D.B is tilted correctly.

I'd call it a win and send it in!
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Re: A friend just brought some pennys 1859 and 1909 VDB and 1 s VDB she was wondering about

#14 Unread post by Garrynaples » Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:29 am

https://www.pcgs.com/News/Counterfeit-V ... coln-Cents

Here are descriptions and photos of genuine mint marks and the genuine VDB. The OPs coin looks like the third mint mark position and correct mint mark usage.

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