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Why not call the 1807 Draped Bust Half Cent an 1807/7?

jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 8,709 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited November 12, 2022 7:58AM in U.S. Coin Forum

Is it because it is the only die match? I would still think that it should be called an overdate. I would appreciate your advice.

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  • pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,356 ✭✭✭✭✭

    While this is not really my series I think the reason is because it is not an overdate; it is a repunched 7.

    I also believe these anomalies (repunched devices) were much better accepted as the norm by early numismatists; i.e. not needed to specifically identify every "third repunching" of a device, but only to use as a die marker. Since it was not an overdate and is the only known die for the date, it was never specifically noted as part of the 1807 ledger.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I agree with @pursuitofliberty... A repunched number... not an overdate. Would have to be a different numeral... IMO... Cheers, RickO

  • NeophyteNumismatistNeophyteNumismatist Posts: 731 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 12, 2022 9:51AM

    You could say the same for the 1805 C-1

    I am a newer collector (started April 2020), and I primarily focus on U.S. Half Cents and Type Coins. Early copper is my favorite.

  • WilliamFWilliamF Posts: 832 ✭✭✭✭✭

    the 1847/sm. 7 Large cent is technically a repunched number as well, I see it listed all the time as an overdate though...
    I guess there is not a huge distinction between the 2 in a lot of peoples minds

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