Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Felicia04, Sep 16, 2020.
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I know it's worn over time but I am specifically asking about the notch on the side.....I know there is an ......?. affect where it has the flattening on the opposite side which usually means mint damage but I am not 100% positive
You are thinking of the Blakesley Effect. But the flattening on your coin is caused by wear. It saw some circulation after the notch was cut in it, and the raised metal around the damaged area got smoothed down as a result of wear, is all.
The Blakesley effect is a THICKENING of the opposite rim of the coin, not a "flattening."
What you are seeing should be called the "anvil" effect.
DEFDAM - Definitely Damaged
Someone hit the edge.. Why? Only the person who did it would know.
OK, I stand corrected there. I misspoke because I'm not an error and variety guy. Sorry.
But I was right about the DEFDAM part.
I only quoted your post for a point of reference to the OP. I know you know the difference.
Between Blakesley effect and anvil effect? Actually, I didn't.
I really am not an error/variety guy!
Anvil effect is a Zoidism for what happens on the opposite side of a coin when you smack it like that.
Place a coin on edge on an 'anvil, smack it with a piece of angel iron. You'll get the divot on one side, a flat spot on the other.
Hey, am I famous now for "coining" a new term? Woo Hoo, royalty checks start coming . . . .
I'm not sure that thickening is even correct.
I should have used the term "apparent" in front of thickening. The rim opposite looks thicker / wider . . .
Thought you were singing RATT at first. But I get it kinda like the where is George.
Still a keeper in my book I had Great Grandparents that was born in 1901 and 1911 so anything from those years I tend to hold on to. Thanks again!
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