OVD – Overdate

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This is the granddaddy of them all! Only a single overdate has been found in the IHC series. The 1888 OVD-001 is the most coveted of all Indian Cent varieties. Extraordinarily rare, it can command extensive premiums in even the lowest of grades. Overdates occur when a die’s date is repunched with a digit punch of another year.

These types of varieties occur relatively infrequently in US coinage history, but the mint continually refined its process to prevent overdates and repunched dates from occurring. In 1909, they began to punch the date directly into the master die.

In the Flying Eagle Cent series, we have two overdates. The 1858 OVD-001 and 1858 DDO-001, OVD-002. The earlier die states are more desirable.

Overdates of the Flying Eagle and Indian Head Cent Series

  • 1858 DDO-001, OVD-002 1858 DDO-001, OVD-002

    1858 DDO-001, OVD-002

    Attributed to: Mark McWherter

    Cross-references
    S7

    Design: Large Letters
    Composition: Copper Nickel
    Strike Type: Circulation

  • 1858 OVD-001 1858 OVD-001

    1858 OVD-001

    Rated 4.00 out of 5
    Attributed to: Larry Steve

    Cross-references
    S1
    Breen 1931
    FND-001

    Design: Large Letters
    Composition: Copper Nickel
    Strike Type: Circulation

  • 1888 OVD-001 1888 OVD-001

    1888 OVD-001

    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    Attributed to: James F. Ruddy

    Cross-references
    S1
    Breen 2012
    FND-001

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

 

Additional Resources

The 1888/7 Snow-2 – Is it an Overdate? by Dr. Tim Larson

Analysis of the 1888/7 Snow-2, Die Pair #2 Variety by Chris Pilliod