Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Moekeever, Mar 24, 2023.
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I wouldn't call it PMD, since wear does not equal damage. But yeah, it's wear, and not some strange strike or the like.
Edit: wait... look at how high that date is. That thing's a teeny bit off-center! So... hmmm...
Yep, it does appear there is something else going on with this one, despite my dismissing it at first glance.
The whole reverse is slightly off center as well. I guess that could account for the odd strike, though you'll want someone better versed in error coins than I am to answer that.
Maybe that could account for the wear, but it's definitely a tad off-center!
No vending machines or "CoinStars" to reject them back then. Just kept on doing its job . . . . .
I like this theory. There’s definitely something like that going on, for both sides to be oh-so-slightly off center. Smashing or flattening the coin would not have moved the date out of position like that. And look at how far STATES OF is from the rim.
I guess a broadstrike could account for both the slight off-centeredness and the funky raised rims, right? Then you’ve got lots of pocket wear over all that, to make things a little less obvious at a casual glance.
Very intriguing piece.
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