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Repunched 1860 by Electric Peak Collection

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A couple additions to my Varieties & Duplicates half dime set...


I spent some time, as usual at the Baltimore show, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. From my perspective, it was pretty normal for a March coin show in Baltimore.


On Thursday, I left work around 12:30 to go downtown to the show. I did my usual thing - quickly scanning dealer offerings, pausing if I see anything of potential interest (half dimes and large cents), and stopping to take a look at any that might fit in my collection and budget. Of course, I like to look at some budget busters as well! But at the end of the day, I had found nothing I wanted that was being offered at what I think is a reasonable price.


Friday morning, I started early with the regular meeting of the Liberty Seated Collectors Club (LSCC; you really need to join if you have interest in Seated coinage!). During the club meeting this past November, we had been told about a Gobrecht dollar found in a safe deposit box, sold (multiple times), and wanted back by the seller after she found documentation of the coin in a family Bible. The very next day, the coin was spotted in a dealer's case at the show! It was soon reunited with the Bible and documentation, as related in the latest issue of the LSCC's Gobrecht Journal. The woman at the center of the story was present at the meeting and gave us more information and her perspective on the matter. Pretty cool stuff!


After the meeting, I went to walk the bourse a little more, and wound up at the LSCC club table. I couldn't stay long (duty called), but promised to return on Saturday, which I did. I spent awhile talking with Dennis Fortier there about a variety of things, including, of course, the items on display. None of it was spectacular, but it was all interesting to me, and was also clearly interesting to a number of people who stopped to look and chat. In the end, I think I would like to help out at the table at future shows. I will let you know how that goes.


But before spending that Saturday morning at the LSCC table, I picked up my auction winning - a lovely 1860 half dime with repunched date. My main set already includes a nice 1860, but I have started looking for interesting varieties in addition to working on that primary set.


After wrapping up with Dennis, I found Chris McCawley at his table, unoccupied. We had a nice, wide-ranging chat, just a little of which was about my interest in at least getting early-date large cent type coins to complement my complete middle- and late-date date sets. Chris has been a good source of large cents for me in the past, and may be again!


Finally, with time on the parking meter running out, I looked again at remaining coins on the bourse, not intending to buy anything. But I found a pretty little lady to add to the collection anyway. She is more modest than most of my others, but something told me she would prove to be a good acquisition.


That's enough for now. Back to the title of the post - Here is a picture of the 1860 overdate. Enjoy!





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Most interesting post. Revitalizes me, and spurs me on to greater knowledge and hunting subjects.


Please do me a favor, enlighten a lay person what the date would look like if it was NOT repunched.


That's enough for me, I'm feeling punchy.

Thanks for a great post.

Capt. Brian

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Hi Alan

It sounds like you had a lot of fun and adding a couple of new treasures to the ye olde collection isn't bad either! I've been himming and hawwing about joining the LSCC for quite some time ever since they published a link to my Seated Imagery set and even a bit before that. I guess I should just DO IT! What issue did your referenced story come from? I'd like to read it, it sounds like something right up my alley.


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