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Engravers Errors on Early U.S. Coins


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The first 44 years of the U.S. Mint were very interesting. Dies were made by hand. Although punches were used to put the sculptured figures into the dies, the letters and numbers were punched individually. This led to many mistakes. Words were spelled incorrectly, then made right. Dates, and even values, were wrongly punched. Some of the mistakes must have been made deliberately, but why? We just don't know, but we can surely speculate. Lecture with slides. Speaker(s): Jules Reiver.
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