Great shots and info! Well, that totally puts things in perspective.
As you said–my picture of the “hub” is the same pattern coin, flipped to be right-reading and colorized to look like steel.
Pretty interesting to see the impression of a hub, as a working die might appear before the date was impressed.
It’s also cool to see the tool marks left by the hub in the fields, which would be polished flat after the date is added?
Just speculation here–but if the date was added before the fields were polished flat–that might give the die makers more metal to work with, in case they needed to correct the date position, ie an RPD?
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