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1888 1 Cent ? On The 8

 
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 Posted 02/06/2021  2:42 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add dekatron to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
How would this 8 be described. Over strike , bad strike,damage ?

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Is there a list with examples out there?

As I am a new arrival to this group, I would ask what do people have an interest in seeing?


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 Posted 02/06/2021  3:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add okiecoiner to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is hand-repunched. You can find with 1, 2, or all 3 8's repunched. I think that the guy with the hammer and the punch must have had a liquid lunch. Some of the repunches are well offset. To repunch a die back then took 2-4 whacks, with hardening of the punch and annealing (softening) the die after each blow. It was sometimes hours, days, weeks or months between blows





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 Posted 02/08/2021  08:32 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Strach-Man to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What you have is a re punched 8's. Almost all 1888 have at least 1 or 3 of the 8"s re punched. Another variety of the 1888 is called a bead punch where the middle 8 has a half moon on the lower loop on the left side. The working die has been repaired by the engraver and because of this repair the middle 8 shows this repair. The 2011 Charlton Catalogue in the back of the book has some of the variety's. I have not heard of any published book just dedicated on 1888 variety's to date. My advice to you take notes keep on looking because you never know what you might find.
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 Posted 02/10/2021  02:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add EBrown to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good eye dekatron and interesting info here.
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 Posted 03/09/2021  4:54 pm  Show Profile   Check 1960NYGiants's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 1960NYGiants to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I just found an example of the horned 8 as seen in Okie's post above.


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 Posted 03/09/2021  5:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add okiecoiner to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
decatron ... The repunched digits are quite common or almost normal for the 1888's. The neatest part of your coin is a filled die that makes the E in cent an "F".
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