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rzage
11-19-2011, 06:34 PM
I keep reading about a center dot on the reverse shield . Is this dot really there or theoritical , because I've never seen one .

rzage
11-19-2011, 06:38 PM
Like on the 1813 , O-108 , Parsley says , A large center dot fills the space between crossbars 4 and 5 . Can't see it in the pics or the coin .

Bonedigger
11-19-2011, 07:05 PM
The Center Dot is excatly that. A tiny dot in the middle of the Bust I believe or (if on the reverse) usually between the bars on the shield counting down from the top; usually between bars 3 thru 5 depending upon the coin.

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Ben

PennyGuy
11-19-2011, 08:40 PM
I can't speak to a dot on halfs but on large cents you see a dot where the engraver placed the point of his compass to assist in laying out the lettering, etc. That depression translated into a raised dot on the coin.

Mark_H
11-19-2011, 09:08 PM
Here is a picture on one of my reverses.

Mark_H
11-19-2011, 09:16 PM
http://www.numissociety.com/showthread.php?3170-New-Bust-Half and this one has a center dot on the neck. Below is a close up

rzage
11-19-2011, 10:55 PM
Thanks guys , another question answered . Great pics Mark thanks .

Missie
11-20-2011, 01:24 AM
Gosh, I might need to have Lasik surgery again. I didn't even see that without the arrows. :doh:

rzage
11-20-2011, 01:35 AM
Gosh, I might need to have Lasik surgery again. I didn't even see that without the arrows. :doh:

They are tiny . Fact is you did see them .