Misplaced Date (MPD)

A misplaced date (MPD) is simply one or more digits placed somewhere on the die other than where it belongs. Misplaced dates are a very exciting way to collect Indian Cents, as they can occur almost any where on the obverse. This type of variety was made popular by Kevin Flynn with the release of Two Dates are Better than One in 1997. Roughly half of all specimens in the book came from the Indian Head Cent series.

Misplaced dates can appear in a number of areas. They can appear in the dentiles below the date and under the Liberty’s bust. They can even protrude from Liberty’s forehead or neck! Some are even suspected to appear in the pearls around Liberty’s nick. The MPDs that are very prominent and/or protrude into the field are the most desirable.

A few MPDs are below, check them out! To see a complete listing of MPDs, click here.

Additional Resources on the Misplaced Date