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Anybody what to guess what grade this will get from ANACS? I'm sending it off next week. For the newbie...what is a repunched date? When the mint re-punches the date into the die because the date (and I assume other features) of the die are wearing out?

 

If someone can tell me how to make the images on CP display smaller - PLEASE TELL ME!!!! On my web site the pic is only 100 x 100!!!

 

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Anybody what to guess what grade this will get from ANACS? I'm sending it off next week. For the newbie...what is a repunched date? When the mint re-punches the date into the die because the date (and I assume other features) of the die are wearing out?

 

If someone can tell me how to make the images on CP display smaller - PLEASE TELL ME!!!! On my web site the pic is only 100 x 100!!!

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That's a nice coin. I would guess VF35 / EF40 for the side shown. It is also the 'small letters' variety see here. Please let us know what ANACS says.

 

A repunched date (rpd) refers to a time when hubs (used to make the dies that struck the coins) had the date punched into them by hand. It's not really when the date 'wears out' on the die because when that happens it is likely the rest of the features are wearing out as well. It is when the maker would sometimes error in placement of the date and would, literally, repunch the numerals.

 

Here is an example of an rpd on a well worn 1864-L Indian head cent from my collection.

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Notice the fragment of the base of the '1'? That's where the numeral was originally and mistakenly placed.

 

Here is another example from my collection - an 1867 shield nickel -

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You should be able to clearly see the remnants of the first '7' that was mistakenly punched too low.

 

Repunched dates also occur as overdates where a die with one date already punched is reused for a different date by repunching a new date over the old.

 

I don't think your coin has a repunched date. I do see the doubling but it appears to be mechanical or machine doubling to me.

 

With regard to the size of your pic. It is actually 1636 x 1475. On your web page you are displaying the picture with HTML code like this...

 

<img src="pics/coin002.jpg" width=100 height=100>

 

...which limits the size of the displayed pic. On CP there is no such processing (thank goodness!). To display the pic on CP at a smaller size, you need to change the size of the picture itself. There are tons of software that do this - look around - you may already have the tools.

 

 

Edited to add: Now that I reread this, I wonder if I am correct when saying that the repunching takes place on the hubs. It may take place on the dies also or instead of the hub, I just don't know.

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Thanks for the education in RPMs....do such an obvious RPM make a difference in value or does it detract from value?

 

RPM= repunched Mint Mark RPD = repunched date.

Yeah, I guess they have some premiums, but not always so much as you might think. There are definitely cases where an overdate has a real big value (e.g. 1917/8 buffalo). I have seen some RPMs that are not real expensive. The shield nickel I posted probably carries a few bucks over the no RPD version, but not much. So, I guess it all depends :ninja:

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