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1869/9 Indian Head Cent

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 Posted 03/15/2012  8:43 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add centsdimes to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Does anyone know how the 1869/9 "overdate" Indian Head cent came into existence?

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 Posted 03/15/2012  11:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DVCollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Technically, it's a repunched date (RPD). According to what I've read, the date logopunch was impressed into the die using a screw-press, and if the date was not positioned correctly the first time, it was adjusted and impressed again, causing doubling on one or as many as 4 digits. After the correction was made, the die was polished to remove as much of the underlying date as possible. This is why you will find RPDs with portions of the digits remaining, such as for this 1894/1894 Snow-1:

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03/16/2012 12:01 am
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 Posted 03/16/2012  07:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add centsdimes to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks.
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