Reply To: 1888/7 OVD-001 diagnostics

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Here’s another look at this overdate. This time, I have overlaid the 1888 with the 1887. Both are from proof dies to show the digits crisply. The outlines are carefully traced from an 1887 date. 1888 is positioned to closely fit the “188” on the prior die. The result closely matches the markers remaining of the 8/7, although what remains are reduced quite a bit. This is probably due to polishing to remove as much of the prior date as possible.

188/7 markers
photo credit: Heritage Auctions


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