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What does overdate mean?


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Overdate is just nothing more fanciful than the term used to describe a reengraved year, i.e. the original die might have been in 1730 but then in 1731, there was a shortage of dies, and an old 1730 die was engraved from 0 to 1 and tada! New die for coinage.


Depending on the unusual overdate years, often they don't add too much of a value and this is relatively common on the huge 5 kopeks of Catherine II. However there are some unusual discoveries these few years so you might want to hang on to them, especially if you can find them on other coinages.


Welcome to coinpeople by the way. :ninja:

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