Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by RogerC, Jul 23, 2021.
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Thanks. I was leaning that way.
What are they?
My thinking was that a hit most likely would have affected the Y or the rim also. Also no evidence of reeding in the mark.
I think so, too, as there's no damage to the tip of the Y.
as it is the biggest clue of all!
Nothing is raised around the area affected (no displaced metal) - strike through therefore.
So, IMO, most likely a strike through
You guys got it. The main clue is the surfaces inside the mark are natural. They are a slightly different color than the field because the die did not touch that area but did touch the surrounding surface (mint luster). The edges of the mark are not pushed up. When something hits a coin and goes into its surface, the mark usually starts off bright.
I don’t see any disruption in luster, toning, or any movement of metal. That suggests to me this occurred when the coin was struck.
There IS a disruption of luster. Do you see the two colors? The inside is a different color so it stands out.
I guess I mis-stated what I meant. Usually when I see a hit it is more shiny…I don’t see that here.
Yes, the area inside is slightly darker and has less luster.
You made you made your own point by yourself! That my friend is EXACTLY what to look for. Areas on a coin struck thru something are ORIGINAL, slightly a DIFFERENT COLOR, and often show an IMPRINT of what caused them.
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