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0ronron0ronron Posts: 248 ✭✭✭
edited February 4, 2023 7:20AM in U.S. Coin Forum


I have inherited a coin collection and am trying to decipher what the reference numbers and letters go to..
RPD283
REMYEB

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    ajaanajaan Posts: 17,124 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 4, 2023 7:24AM

    Look like a dealer's inventory code.

    The RPD might be Repunched Date.


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    BStrauss3BStrauss3 Posts: 3,166 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The other one is probably a price or inventory code.

    Lots of dealers use a letter code... pick a word or two of 10 or more characters, with no repeats (or just ignore the repeats)

    Coming from that other thread

    Dumpster Fire

    D=0
    U=1
    M=2
    P-3

    so if you paid $35, you code it PT and then add a few noise letters to obscure it.

    VXBXPT

    When somebody offers you $40, you know you at least cover your costs. $30 doesn't fly.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    RPD could be repunched date... Give us a magnified picture of the date and we can check it out... The other is a dealers inventory code and not relevant to anyone else. Cheers, RickO

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    MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,055 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 4, 2023 8:38AM

    My guess is re-punched D mintmark.

    Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions*Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my personal opinions.

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    AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,539 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Do not clean coins as doing so destroys the value to the collector. Leave them alone and good luck with the inheritance!
    bob :)

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    lkeigwinlkeigwin Posts: 16,887 ✭✭✭✭✭

    $302 is pretty dear for a raw 40-D that is claimed to be MS65. Half that price is more reasonable.

    Unless it is the repunched mintmark 40-D. Then it is more sensible.

    So I go along with Mark. It might be a RePunched-D. Often the repunch on this coin is pretty obvious. Take a look.
    Lance.

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