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NEW VARIETY! 1907 RPD-053

Here is a very nice RPD for 1907, which was presented to the Fly-in Club in 2013. It was first publicized by Ed Nathanson and correctly offered as an unlisted variety. Great eye Ed! His finest-known specimen is up for auction now on eBay. Photos have been indexed in our listings with permission.

 

1907 RPD-053

1907 RPD-053

 

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NEW VARIETY! 1906 RPD-049 Indian Head Cent

Here is a coin I found in 2013. Actually, I found two of them in the same group of unsearched rolls. Yes, they do exist! But great luck finding them!! David Poliquin has one of the three known specimens, all of which I found, and listed this variety on his website in May. What are the odds, right? Just goes to show that there are discoveries waiting to be made!

Have a great weekend!

1906 RPD-049 Indian Head Penny

1906 RPD-049 Indian Head Penny

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New Variety Unearthed! 1880 MPD-002, PUN-007

You may think you know this Indian Head Cent variety, but look again! 

 

1880 MPD-002, PUN-007

1880 MPD-002, PUN-007

Only one obverse Indian Head Cent die has been seen with this broken digit punch, which also exhibits a fabulous misplaced date. The MPD can be a great way to identify this variety from the other broken punches of this date. Interestingly, this bold misplaced digit was photographed and cataloged by Kevin Flynn in the mid 1990s.

 

 

 

 

1880 MPD-002, PUN-007

1880 MPD-002, PUN-007

 

However, it remained unpublished until 2015 by IndianVarieties.com. Rick Snow had attributed this coin for the deteriorated date punch, but the MPD went unattributed until its rediscovery by Russell Doughty. It just goes to show, sometimes it takes more than one look – or sometimes a few hundred looks – before you see the obvious. Exciting new Flying Eagle and Indian Head Cent varieties await us!

 

New Photos!

1862 DDR-001

1888 RPD-011

1882 PUN-001

1864 No-L RPD-002

 

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