Ramp primes

I have no idea who’s gotten to this before me, nothing turns up in Google…

Define the zeroth ramp number R(0) to be 123456789. Then define the nth ramp number R(n) to be R(n-1) with a 1 prepended and a 9 appended: R(1) = 11234567899, R(2) = 1112345678999, and so on.

Likewise, the antiramp numbers R'(n) are R'(0) = 987654321, R'(1) = 99876543211, R'(2) = 9998765432111, and so on.

Then R(17), R(19), and R'(38) are (if the Python primefac library is to be believed) primes. And they are the only ramp/antiramp primes for a good long time. I checked up through R(1000) and R'(1000)… and just when it seemed there were no more, R'(926) turns out to be prime:

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