Oddities – ODD

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Oddities – ODD

Oddities are atypical die varieties that don’t fall under the classic variety types like repunched dates (RPDs) and doubled dies (DDs). Below is a list and gallery of examples.

A lot of the oddity varieties are caused by die deterioration or a presumed die production defect. For example, the reverse die dots are actually interior die breaks or interior cuds. These die defects can change shape and grow over the life of the die. The reverse die dots are simply failures in the die, just like the 8th feather die chips that occur so frequently in 1899.

Die gouges and die file marks are typically assumed to be caused during the preparation of the die, whether accidental or not. A good example of a die gouge and die scratches occur in 1863. The scratches or file marks will be inside Liberty’s ear. On one variety, a gouge connects the M in AMERICA with one of Liberty’s feathers. Any evidence of man-made error on a die seems to command interest and a premium, especially for oddities that can’t be explained.

And then there are oddities that just can not be explained! For example, the 1884 ODD-001 with the ‘Star in the Shield’ is anyone’s guess.

 

Examples of Oddities (ODD)

  • 1863 ODD-004 - Indian Head Penny - Photo by David Poliquin 1863 ODD-004 - Indian Head Penny - Photo by David Poliquin

    1863 ODD-004

    Rated 4.00 out of 5
    Attributed to: David Poliquin

    Cross-references
    S20
    P22

    Design: Rounded Bust
    Composition: Copper Nickel
    Strike Type: Circulation

  • 1863 ODD-005, RPD-010 - Indian Head Penny 1863 ODD-005, RPD-010 - Indian Head Penny

    1863 ODD-005, RPD-010

    Attributed to: Chris Pilliod & Quent Hansen

    Cross-references
    S14
    P16

    Design: Rounded Bust
    Composition: Copper Nickel
    Strike Type: Circulation

  • 1864 No-L CUD-004, ODD-004 - Indian Head Penny - Photo by David Poliquin 1864 ODD-004 - LDS - Indian Head Penny

    1864 No-L CUD-004, ODD-004

    Attributed to: Russell Doughty and Vincent Castellano

    Cross-references
    S N/A
    P20

    Design: No-L
    Composition: Bronze
    Strike Type: Circulation

  • 1865 Obverse of ODD-003 - Indian Head Penny - Photo by David Poliquin 1865 ODD-003 - Indian Head Penny - Photo by David Poliquin

    1865 Fancy 5 ODD-003

    Attributed to: David Poliquin

    Cross-references
    S19
    P18

    Design: Fancy 5
    Composition: Bronze
    Strike Type: Circulation

  • 1884 ODD-001 1884 ODD-001

    1884 ODD-001

    Rated 4.00 out of 5
    Attributed to: Marvin Erickson

    Cross-references
    S1
    P1

    Design: Bold N Reverse
    Composition: Bronze
    Strike Type: Circulation

  • 1892 ODD-001 1892 ODD-001

    1892 ODD-001

    Attributed to: Unknown

    Cross-references
    S6

    Design: Type 2 Hub
    Composition: Bronze
    Strike Type: Circulation

  • 1902 ODD-001 1902 ODD-001

    1902 ODD-001

    Rated 4.00 out of 5
    Attributed to: Brian Greer

    Cross-references
    S4

    Design: Type 2 Hub
    Composition: Bronze
    Strike Type: Circulation

  • 1907 ODD-001 1907 ODD-001 - Indian Head Penny

    1907 ODD-001

    Attributed to: Russell Doughty

    Cross-references
    S58

    Design: Type 2 Hub
    Composition: Bronze
    Strike Type: Circulation