Obverse 7: Misplaced 8 In Denticles, High Level Date, Complete 3
Obverse 7 Reverse G
Obverse Diagnostic Point(s)
Comments: The bottom of an 8 punch is visible in the denticles directly below the mid point between the two 8's in the date. The reverse scan is not shown above, as the plate coin is a love token. This MPD variety was first listed in Kevin Flynn's "Two Dates Are Better Than One" book highlighting MPD across all U.S. coinage. Listed as MPD-003, this variety was believed to be the top of an 8 in the denticles. Closer examination by the author leads to the conclusion that the digit in the denticles is the bottom of an extra 8 punch. Please examine the macro photograph above and note the upward curvature of the misplaced digit.
Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, Obverse of Love Token
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