Were dates hand punched like Mint marks?

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Were dates hand punched like Mint marks?

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The reason I ask is because you have small date over large date and the like. how does this happen if they were not hand punched?

If they were, when did the process end?

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Re: Were dates hand punched like Mint marks?

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Yes they were up until the early 1900's. However, the 1960 small over large was caused by two different hub dies that were used. Wexlers doubled die website has articles that explain all this and I recommend that website.

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