RPD – Repunched Date

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A majority of Indian Cent varieties are repunched dates. Until 1909, each die’s date was placed by hand using a hard steel punch and a hammer when the die was annealed (a soft state). In 1909, the Mint began placing the date on the master hub. A repunched date was caused by the date punch being hit more than once with a mallet. Some RPDs are subtle, others are very extreme.

For an in-depth analysis of Repunched Dates, see Wexler’s article by clicking here.

Examples of a Repunched Date (RPD)

  • 1864 BR L RPD-001 1864 BR L RPD-001

    1864 L RPD-001

    Rated 4.00 out of 5
    Attributed to: Unknown

    Cross-references
    S1
    FND-001
    P1

    Design: L
    Composition: Bronze
    Strike Type: Circulation

  • 1864 L RPD-002 1864 L RPD-002

    1864 L RPD-002

    Attributed to: Jim Reynolds

    Cross-references
    S2a, S2b
    FND-002
    P2, P3

    Design: L
    Composition: Bronze
    Strike Type: Circulation

  • 1869 RPD-002 1869 RPD-002

    1869 RPD-002

    Attributed to: Walter Breen

    Cross-references
    S3
    Breen 1977
    FND-002

    Design: Type 1 Hub
    Composition: Bronze
    Strike Type: Circulation

  • 1888 RPD-002 1888 RPD-002

    1888 RPD-002

    Attributed to: Chris Pilliod

    Cross-references
    S4

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

  • 1895 RPD-004 1895 RPD-004

    1895 RPD-004

    Rated 3.00 out of 5
    Attributed to: Unknown

    Cross-references
    S2
    Breen 2027A
    FND-002

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

  • 1898 MPD-003 1898 MPD-003

    1899 RPD-003

    Attributed to: Walter Breen

    Cross-references
    S1
    Breen 2035
    FND-001

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

 

Additional Resources

CoinHelp Repunched Dates

Error-Ref.com Repunched Dates

Barber Coin Collector’s Society