Restitutor Posted August 11, 2022 · Administrator Share Posted August 11, 2022 So I'm currently engaging in a rather large project, to re-photograph all my coins and ensure all the references etc. are accurate. As I got to this coin, I'm left scratching my head. Here's mine: Underneath Liberalitas my eyes clearly see LIB III. So clearly I almost didn't even think about it when looking at the reference. However, I went to WildWinds and for this exact type, it says it should be LIB IIII. Here's the photo on the site: LIB IIII is clear as day! From here I just checked elsewhere on WildWinds to see if there's a LIB III. No dice. There's only one other style of this coin on WildWinds and it has the LIB IIII to the left and right of Liberalitas, respectively (shown below). Then I went back to staring at my coin to see if there's any way I missed another I. Given how the III on my coin curves up and to the right, I don't see how it could be a strike issue as even in the WildWinds example the IIII curve up and to the right. Maybe my eyes are failing me though. Or maybe the WildWinds archives are missing this example? The longer I stare at mine the more convinced I am that this reverse die was incorrectly made with only "III' and not "IIII". What do y'all think? 6 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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