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Re: 1859 Dot / Dot

My current schedule only allows occassional drop-ins, but this subject is so closely related to my serialized catalog of the 1859 cent varieties (see thread on Project 298) that I had to comment. Of the obverses I've recorded six have a double-punched stop after REGINA and four eventually developed a crack between DEI and GRATIA. It should also be noted that some obverses (and to a lesser extent reverses) were very long-lived. I have tracked one obverse that was coupled with no fewer than 10 reverse dies. Once in awhile factors were perfect and a die just wore and wore. Many, though, cracked and/or collapsed before their features were seriously blurred by wear. Die life in the 1859s showed at least a 10- to 20-fold variation--from a few thousand to 100,000 or more.

JHax, 3/21/2011
CCRS member since: 8/24/2010
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