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does anyone know if there is any info on repunched date 1834 $5 classic half eagles?

Years ago I bought a 1834 $5 classic head half eagle gold coin from a dealer.  when I got home I noticed there was something odd about the date, after looking at it through a digital microscope it was clear that the numeral 4 in the date was punched into the die three times to create a 4/4/4 variety.  since it was a raw coin I sent it to be graded by anacs and came back as a genuine coin.   I have not been able to locate any mintage figures related to it or anyone who has seen another.  I would love to hear from any other collector or dealer with information.  thanks 

4 years ago

Do you have a picture of it? Would be interested to see what this coin looks like

4 years ago

Hope this pic will show what it truly looks like in person. 

4 years ago

How did they grade it? Did they grade it as a DDO? Also have you taken it to a local coin shop? Maybe they could give you an idea. To me it looks like a triple machine doubling. Cause it doesn't occur throughout the entire date. 

4 years ago

I have taken it to about six different coin shows in my area with at least a dozen dealers at each show and no one has ever seen that variety before.  I even bought a specialized book on early gold coin varieties only to have no luck in locating another example.  when the coin came back from anacs it was only stated as a 4/4/4 genuine with ef 45 details since it had been cleaned prior to my ownership.  I even tried to contact the staff at coin world in the readers ask column to get some idea of other examples or variety but have not heard back.  surely is a puzzler isn't it?

4 years ago

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I have taken it to about six different coin shows in my area with at least a dozen dealers at each show and no one has ever seen that variety before.  I even bought a specialized book on early gold coin varieties only to have no luck in locating another example.  when the coin came back from anacs it was only stated as a 4/4/4 genuine with ef 45 details since it had been cleaned prior to my ownership.  I even tried to contact the staff at coin world in the readers ask column to get some idea of other examples or variety but have not heard back.  surely is a puzzler isn't it?
 Hmm. That's very interesting. This one honestly has me scratching my head. It's surely a really neat coin, a once in a lifetime coin to stumble upon.

4 years ago

that's what has me stumped.  other over dates are still being discovered so it stands to reason this may be another.  just wish there was more info out there to find.  thanks for looking.

4 years ago

If no one else wants to help, I would send photos to www.coincommunity.com. Please let us know what they say. There are some smart people there..Good luck!

4 years ago
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