I've wanted a mint #500 for years. This week I picked up TWO! Both are from different plate positions, and show slightly different defining features. Here's the first, and my new avatar:
Notice the top line of the toga rope is incomplete. On most #500's, this line is thick and complete. Obviously that's not the case with this one!
And now the second:
This one shows the thick, complete line.
And finally my question:
I've noticed a pattern with all #500s, which I haven't seen any book or description mention: there are many dots on the top of Washington's head, much like the Offset type VII (Scott #528B & #534B). From what I have seen, #499s don't ever have these dots, while all #500s do. Can anyone confirm this, or if it has already been confirmed, can you give a link to that source? Thanks!
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Post by doubletransfer on Aug 5, 2018 22:35:24 GMT -5
That's too bad, as a side by side scanned image of 499 and 500 can be distinctive especially to new collectors to see the differences in the color. It would and does help to really see the differences between carmine and rose.
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