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ParkPennies Guides are believed to be a complete listing of all known penny press coin dies at the time of the last guide update. If you have a © Disney elongated coin or a "tribute" elongated coin not yet listed in the ParkPennies guides or files, please Contact Us. You will be given credit in the official ParkPennies guides within the description of any newly discovered coin you submit. (Same as other credits you may have noticed in the guides.) Some elongated coins may have a cent, nickel, dime, quarter or other variation from the same die that may not be listed. Some reported prototype coins may not be listed publicly for a period of time per request of the reporting party or because it sometimes takes years to discover / attribute them.
BackStamps NOTE: You may have noticed that because reverse "dies" and coin dies are different in many ways, they are treated differently here at ParkPennies. Guides confirm that unlike coin dies, reverse “dies” often share a single design / artwork "type" pressed onto the reverse of many different elongated coins. When these reverse "dies" are compared to others of the same design "type", often there are slight differences as each is etched or engraved individually. To mix things up even more, it is possible for a set of three nearly identical reverse "dies" engraved on a back shaft and paired with particular coin dies, to be accidentally or intentionally rotated when the penny press mechanism is serviced or repaired. And even more permutations are introduced if a replacement back shaft is installed with facsimiles of the original reverse engravings. Lastly, reverse engravings are also prone to change in appearance over time as they wear, "sink" etc., which can add variations to the same back stamp engravings over time. As you can see, these reverse characteristics could make for a lot of “different” stampbacks of the same design "type".
Therefore, our guide attributions give small design variations or changes less weight when observed in reverse "dies" vs. obverse coin dies. A good example would be the many 50th Anniversary stampbacks. There are as many individual reverse "dies" or engravings as there are coins in the 50th set, each with slight variances in placement, depth, and texture. Yet all share the same artwork / design, i.e. without intentional differences in design, and are considered one “generic type” for the purposes of listing in this guide. Detailed information about how coin dies are numbered can be found on our Retired Coin Press Machine Dies and Marquees page.
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