Talon Ike

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by mrbrklyn, May 6, 2012.

  1. mrbrklyn

    mrbrklyn New Member

    Does this look like a Talon clash?

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  3. coinguy-matthew

    coinguy-matthew Ike Crazy Supporter

    Pretty hard to tell from that photo i was just looking on the ikegroup and could not honestly say. I wish i could have it in hand.
  4. coinguy-matthew

    coinguy-matthew Ike Crazy Supporter

    Ive been looking at this coin again and it does look to be in the right place, you should look at the picture of grade C on the ikegroup page. Anyone else out there wanna hazard a guess.
  5. Irish2Ice

    Irish2Ice Member

    talon heads are pretty common on 71-D's, but I just can't tell from that picture.

    Mrbrklyn, I would keep looking........many of the talon heads I've found LEAP off the coin. There is no doubt if it is or isn't.
  6. ldhair

    ldhair Coin Collector Supporter

    Someone have an image of one?
    An overlay would be really cool as well.
  7. 19Lyds

    19Lyds Member of the United States of Confusion


    IKE 1971-D Talon Head 11319440 PCGS MS65 TalonD.jpg


    Since the dies can and often do rotate slightly during the minting process,
    clashes can occur in different locations creating double and in some cases triple talon heads.


    IKE 1971-D Double Talon 11279256 PCGS MS65 Talons65.jpg


    The term "talon" is a little misleading in that the area that creates this variety actually
    comes from the area between the eagles left and right legs which, even to the most
    casual observer, is the deepest part of the reverse die.

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