Here some good news for you on the look-out for New Brunswick coinage, like me, I am always on the hunt for the coins.
These summer I was attending a coin club which a member was passing around two photocopy of the N.B. one cent tall 6
and short 6 styles issued. The club member ask the rest of us if we could find the "third style issue".
Back in the 19 century the mint would of being luck to strike a thousand coinage before replacing the dies...an hand
graved each die...the obverse die had to be replaced more often.
If you have not alread guest the third style, one of the obverse sides on the pennies; normally struck ":REG:F:D:", but
was struck ":REG:E:D:" on the New Brunswick,1864 short 6 one cent. This "E" was an error on the new die from the mint
that was over looked. I already found a few of the error"E", 1864 short 6 coins (and two on ebay)
-a thought - The New Brunswick one cent 1864 normal were issue in two styles of 6 short & tall and million were struck.
So ruffly saying 500,000 1864 short 6 were struck and 500,000 1864 tall 6 were struck.
- another thought- The error"E" was found on the 1864 short 6 [500,000 struck], so how many "E"short 6 are struck?
a) 5000? b) 10,000? c) 175,000? d) over 200,000?
So over 149 year most of us have not seen the error or over-look it, which is easy to do, if you were
not looking for it.
So check your N.B. 1864 one cents.