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Two 1949 1 Cent Rp9, Trail Dies Or Tooling Marks?

 
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 Posted 03/18/2021  4:50 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add JohnWayne007 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Looking through some of my VI cents with my loupe today and came across these two 1949 with a repunched 9 and what looks to be trail dies or tooling marks in the same locations on both coins.

Curious to know if these are trail dies or just tooling marks. The repunched 9 I have no doubts or questions about as it has been talked about before in a past post.

Example 1


Example 2


And for those who are curious to see the repunched 9.

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 Posted 03/20/2021  12:08 pm  Show Profile   Check SPP-Ottawa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add SPP-Ottawa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Certainly looks like trail dies, coming off the denticles. Good eye, that should be easy to spot in mint state examples. The repunched 9 is something I had spotted before, you also see a repunched 9 in the 1929 1-cent coins (search posts in this forum, for that one)

The most spectacular trail dies in this series are on the over-polished reverse dies that were used for the 1951 specimen strikes. They basically took working dies and polished the heck out of them.

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 Posted 03/20/2021  11:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add silviosi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You are right it is a trail, and a nice one.

http://www.traildies.com/
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