1857 Obverse of 1856 RPD-001

>>>>1857 Obverse of 1856 RPD-001

1857 Obverse of 1856 RPD-001

Attributed to: Bill Fivaz

Cross-references
S1
FND-008

Design: Obverse of 1856
Composition: Copper Nickel
Strike Type: Circulation

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Variety Summary

Strike doubling in the date area is common on the Flying Eagle Series, but don’t let that distract your eye from possible repunched dates! A demanding specimen, it is the only die variety dated 1857 with the hub type from 1856. It is believed that two of the eight dies made of this type in 1856 were not dated until 1857. Well struck, these coins are often mistaken as proof strikes.

Specialized research into these dies by Donald R. Curry was presented in Longacre’s Ledger, Vols. 9.2 and 9.3, May and August 1999.

Additional Notes

Obverse

Repunched date: 1857/85
Repunched 8 southwest seen below the center in the lower loop. Repunched 5 southwest seen in the middle of the lower loop of the 5.

Reverse

None yet noted.

More Info

Finders:

1857 FND-008

Poliquin:

1857 P N/A

Snow:

1857 S1

Breen:

Breen N/A

Marvin and Margolis:

MM N/A