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Can Someone Confirm My Completely Amateurish ID Of This #500 2 Cent Washington?

 
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Posted 12/03/2020   09:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Phillystamper to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I realize reams have been written about this on SCF, please be patient with me. I've poured over the Stamp Smarter pages* on this and I think I understand the differences in all the little details. It looked at first like a type I to me then I got to the toga button and to me it is distinctly outlined at the top. The rope looks like the examples given as well. All the other points seemed right too. So, am I mistaken? is it a 499 or a 500?

* It would be helpful in the detail image of Point 9, the locks of hair if a little arrow could be placed to show which locks are being discussed.-I think I figured it out but still have my doubts.
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Posted 12/03/2020   09:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Al E. Gator to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Go back to StampSmarter and review the section for Washington-Franklin off-set printed stamps to find the correct ID for this one. It is not an engraved or rotary press issue. After checking again, if you are still unsure, post what you think it may be and we'll confirm or help you to see which issue it is.
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Posted 12/03/2020   09:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Most important fact you did not mention is the perforations. Always the first item to check on these


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Posted 12/03/2020   10:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Phillystamper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It's perf 11 all the way 'round. I'll take a look at the printing method stuff, thanks.
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Posted 12/03/2020   10:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hint, note the "DID" pattern of lines inside the toga button.
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Posted 12/03/2020   10:19 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Phillystamper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
So, a #526. It hits all the defining characteristics it looks like to me. thank you
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Posted 12/03/2020   3:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Al E. Gator to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You got it right
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