View Full Version : A grim 1794 nickname
10-31-2012, 11:42 PM
As I recall, Maris dubbed S-62 the "trephined" or "trepanned" head. Here's a report from NOVA about what that actually means:
James EAC 1890
11-01-2012, 12:23 AM
When I go out and spend hundreds of dollars for a half cent, much less a cent, my wife thinks that I'm "trepanned!" :rolleyes:
11-01-2012, 04:45 PM
Now this info will come in handy. When my wife, or others, suggest that I must have a hole in my head, and can smugly reply, "No, I've been trepanned!"
Let them go look it up. :D
11-03-2012, 10:49 AM
I've always wondered to what that referred. I spent 10 years very early on in the archaeological world in VA, but never in my studies actually heard that term. To me, one of the really interesting things about '94s are all the nicknames.....thanks for solving one!
11-03-2012, 11:12 AM
See page 269 in Breen's book for a description of why the coin has than nickname. Looking at the photos, I'd bet that the bust is double-punched with slight rotation, which could explain both the extra large bottom lock and the hole in the head.
01-05-2013, 08:45 AM
Another reason why I find Early American coppers of all kinds...because they all have character!!!
Take it easy.....Leo
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