Rare 1888 Large Canadian Cent Repunch 8

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Rick Stachowski
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Rare 1888 Large Canadian Cent Repunch 8

Post by Rick Stachowski » Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:03 am

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Re: Rare 1888 Large Canadian Cent Repunch 8

Post by alexapple8 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:35 pm

Definitely looks like a repunch. I have never seen this example before. Great find! :D

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Re: Rare 1888 Large Canadian Cent Repunch 8

Post by Rick Stachowski » Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:05 pm


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Re: Rare 1888 Large Canadian Cent Repunch 8

Post by Bill in Burl » Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:26 am

This variety was discovered about 4-5 years ago and we put it in the 2011 variety section as well. We took a concensus vote and decided to name it (and explain it) after Rob T came up with the name. It is called the "Bead Punched 8" where it looks like the mint worker took a bead punch to correct the lower part of the middle 8 on the working die .. probably to stop a crack or hid a chip or something. It's no different than them taking a hammer and punch to repair any other working die, but he used a hand punch for a "bead" instead of a digit or character. It is a nifty variety and relatively scarce (but not rare). As has been said before on other sites, the 8's are usually full of Vicky crud so you can't see what's inside. You need either a cleaned coin or better grade to ebven start to find one.
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Re: Rare 1888 Large Canadian Cent Repunch 8

Post by Rick Stachowski » Fri Dec 06, 2013 7:05 am

Thanks for stopping by jim, I have a 1908 large cent, with some nice doubling on the date, I'll photo it, then I'll start a thread with photos, thanks again bill for stopping by

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