1856 1 Dollar gold type 3 Verticle 5, Filled die?

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1856 1 Dollar gold type 3 Verticle 5, Filled die?

#1 Unread post by jjdigger » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:35 am

Hello everyone, New guy here.

Recently purchased this coin for my collection, I noticed that the lettering on the Obverse looks like it is missing the I and C.
Is this normal wear for this coin or is it from a filled die?
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Re: 1856 1 Dollar gold type 3 Verticle 5, Filled die?

#2 Unread post by PALH1 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:54 pm

from this 1 obv pic,......not sure :dunno
"possible plugged die ?"

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Re: 1856 1 Dollar gold type 3 Verticle 5, Filled die?

#3 Unread post by Daniel » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:53 am

It looks like it was struck through a grease filled die but close examination of that area would be in order.

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Re: 1856 1 Dollar gold type 3 Verticle 5, Filled die?

#4 Unread post by jjdigger » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:05 am

Thanks you,
I will see if I can get some better pictures of the OBV tonight. I have noticed though after browsing the interweb that a lot of the Type 3 coins are missing details. Probably why the coin went through 3 design changes. Still a cool coin for my collection.

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Re: 1856 1 Dollar gold type 3 Verticle 5, Filled die?

#5 Unread post by PALH1 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:13 am

:eureka:
keep in mind,.....gold coins are a "SOFT METAL".....
...& the "SOFTER" the metal,....the easier/quicker the die will 'plug'

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