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A unique #2 punch? On an 1805 quarter


The #2 punch on the reverse die of an 1805 B-5 quarter is unlike any other #2 punch in the entire series. So why is this? Could a regular punch be used and have the engraver enhance the 2 before the die was hardened? The punch was from a different series? Or more unlikely a punch that was used only once. I could use some help on the other series as I only collect bust quarters . I also don't have the technology to measure the size of the punches used on other denominations. Any thoughts or idea's would be cool. Thanks Dave

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  • scubafuelscubafuel Posts: 1,732 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That’s very cool, I had not noticed but there are a few weird things about the B5 reverse. I’ll look for a match for that punch.

  • @scubafuel said:
    That’s very cool, I had not noticed but there are a few weird things about the B5 reverse. I’ll look for a match for that punch.

    Let me know what you find Thanks

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