Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by scguy, Nov 26, 2022.
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Strike through what exactly. Grease? Or maybe an object? Help me learn.
We are all learning here. It looks like a wire or thread. And it looks like it could be PMD. It is tough not having the coin in hand. Sorry I can't be more positive.
What’s your hypothesis?
Based on the distortion of the 5 on your coin, OP, I believe it to be PMD, and not a mint error.
Very interesting theory. I like it. The denticles on that FEC sure seem to line up as if another FEC caused that impression.
Where's the rest of that other FE on that obverse? There's why that theory doesn't make any sense to me.
I think what we need to do is understand the date-punching process. Supposing this date-punch were punched over denticles by mistake. It was just punched too low on the die, leaving this deformation. The date-punch, itself, is now deformed. That same date-punch was then punched onto another die, as here, in the proper position. There we got it. This was simply a deformed date-punch that was subsequently put to use on another die. Think struck-through date-punch as opposed to struck-through coin.
There used to be members here who knew how these dates were affixed. If anybody would have any such idea, today, I'd think it would be our big guy. As such, tagging @GDJMSP on this. Does this, a deformed date-punch, make sense? Then you can go, Doug.
We need an understanding of how the date-punches are made.
@scguy , is this coin in your possession? If not, where did you find the pictures?
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