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  Coin Varities--Identification Images
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Coin Variety Identification

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1964 Accented Hair Kennedy
Accented Hair JFK Kennedy Half Dollar Obverse

Obverse Diagnostics:

  • Incuse hair makes a "V" shape
  • No serif on lower left of I in LIBERTY
Accented Hair JFK Kennedy Half Dollar Reverse

Reverse Diagnostics:

  • Weakness on upper left of shield
  • No serif on vertical tip of "G" in FG.
Regular Hair JFK Kennedy Half Dollar Obverse Normal 1964 Proof Kennedy Obverse
Regular Hair JFK Kennedy Half Dollar Reverse Normal 1964 Proof Kennedy Reverse

1970-S Large and Small Date Proof Lincoln Cents

1970-S Large Date Lincoln Cent Diagnostics

Large Date Diagnostics:

  • Strong LIBERTY
  • Top of 7 in date is below the 9 and 0
1970-S Small Date Lincoln Cent Diagnostics

Small Date Diagnostics:

  • Weak LIBERTY
  • Top of 7 in date is in line with 9 and 0

1972-P Type I, Type II, and Type III Ike Dollars

1972-P Type I Ike Dollar Diagnostics

Type I Diagnostics

  • Low Relief Design
1972-P Type II Ike Dollar Diagnostics

Type II Diagnostics

  • High Relief Design
  • No islands below Florida
  • Fields virtually merge with earth
  • Bottom crater has an incuse line behind it
  • No small craters within the lower right crater
1972-P Type III Ike Dollar Diagnostics

Type III Diagnostics

  • Earth has three distinct islands beneath Florida
  • No outline on bottom crater
  • Lower right crater has 2 small craters within it


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