stains/corrosion/enviornmentally damaged surfaces
We'd like to help, but your photo is waaaay too dark and far away.
Looks genuine to me.
By the way, I put that paragraph about not dealing in
die varieties in there to the OP and others because,
although I am familiar with die...
That one isn't mine - I sold mine bout 8-10 years ago.
It's on a defective planchet
Looks like a 'split after striking' planchet
and I like the 1964 Date !
Small flake of metal from the rim
Nice BU Rim clip
(Yes, Evan is right - it's an incomplete planchet,
but "clip" is the short, and accepted, term due
to what it looks like)
It's not a Cud, as the rim is intact.
Could be a planchet lamination, but
can't confirm it from the photos.
I think the 'gunk' is from...
I don't see a die chip there - just die deterioration
Good question, and I can't answer it -
your point is well taken, and yes, the
'scrapes' shouldn't be lower on the surface
of the coin, if the...
The CPG is one of the best books in coin collecting,
and I highly recommend it to all.
It was never supposed to list every single die variety;
They're Feeder Finger scrapes on the die;
the Die is not coming apart or eroding.
A fairly common occurrence on other
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