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194? is it a 3 an 8 or a 9? Help

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:40 pm
by jason.moon
Can you please help me identify this coin? It appears to be an 8 but there is a clear 9 also there.
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Re: 194? is it a 3 an 8 or a 9? Help

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:33 pm
by mhonzell
If it was a 3, it would be made of steel and not copper colored. It is a damaged 8.

Re: 194? is it a 3 an 8 or a 9? Help

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:59 am
by Daniel
The coin is damaged, a long time ago someone tried to create a 3 out of the 8 and they gave up then it has circulated and accumulate circulation wear and patina.

I have a 1913 V Nickel that some created buy carving out the 8.

Re: 194? is it a 3 an 8 or a 9? Help

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:32 am
by Paul
from these GOOD pics,.....
i hugeeyes an "altered" '48.......JMO

Re: 194? is it a 3 an 8 or a 9? Help

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:12 am
by jason.moon
Yeah, i know it's not a 3 as the 3 drops down below the 4. On a 1943 the middle hump on the 3 aligns with the bottom of the 4. So it's an 8 or a 9, but then to the right of the 8 or 9 is another 9? Do you think that's someone messing with the coin or did that happen at the mint? I've seen d over d errors, but never a 9 over 9 error.

Re: 194? is it a 3 an 8 or a 9? Help

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:35 am
by mhonzell
The 9 also drops down below the 4.
It's an 8, as the three replies above suggested. They also stated it is damaged AND someone tried messing with it a long time ago.

It is not a 9.

Re: 194? is it a 3 an 8 or a 9? Help

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:54 am
by Daniel
This couldn't happen at the mint that's for certain.

Re: 194? is it a 3 an 8 or a 9? Help

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:27 pm
by Paul
mhonzell wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:35 am
The 9 also drops down below the 4.
It's an 8, as the three replies above suggested. They also stated it is damaged AND someone tried messing with it a long time ago.

It is not a 9.
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