1923s Die crack peace dollar

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Silverpop, Nov 28, 2020.

  1. Silverpop

    Silverpop Well-Known Member

    Just got this today has two die cracks on one the top and one on the bottom of the coin

    top die crack
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    Bottom die crack
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  3. cwart

    cwart Senior Member

    Die cracks are pretty common on peace dollars, but can be helpful for figuring out the VAM for the coin. If you're feeling up to it you can try checking here to see what you can find. :)

    http://vamworld.com/wiki/1923-S_VAMs
     
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  4. Silverpop

    Silverpop Well-Known Member

    No clue about VAM's but I'll bookmark the site for research

    thanks for the info
     
  5. cwart

    cwart Senior Member

    No problem... I like peace dollars and have a few myself.
     
  6. bsshog40

    bsshog40 Senior Member

    Die cracks are always fun to find!
     
  7. Silverpop

    Silverpop Well-Known Member

    yeah i know die cracks don't add to the value of the coin but still they are neat to find and since this is the first coin with two die cracks on it i have found makes it even better
     
  8. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Just click on the line that says "23S sort by breaks" and match it up.
    This should be pretty easy. you can then go to the VAM specified and match other die markers. Try it you may have fun.
     
  9. Silverpop

    Silverpop Well-Known Member

    I'm not seeing anything that would fit my coin on the tails side which these two die cracks are at, nothing on the head side of the coin

    the top die crack runs through the INTED in United then drops down through the RIBSU in PLURIBUS and then goes through the head of the eagle and out the lower beak part and touches the N in UNUM

    the lower die crack runs from the tip of the tailfeathers all the way to the lower olive branch

    this die for this coin was not in the best of shape
     
  10. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Nice die cracks which you know are common. I have a complete set without any die cracks, very hard to put together.
     
  11. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    They may be common but they make for good conversation. Thank you for posting the coin.
     
  12. Silverpop

    Silverpop Well-Known Member

    you are welcome
     
  13. Jim-P

    Jim-P Member

    This one caught my attention... I was moving some coins from flips and 3-ring binder holders into snaptites and taking some USB microscope pictures. As I looked at "UNITED STATES" on the reverse of this one, I thought, that's an interesting font they used, almost looks like a spike through the "S". Researching die cracks, found they're prevalent in the 23-S and maybe even Peace dollars in general. Although I couldn't be sure, I was ready to chalk up the line across the whole word "STATES" as a scratch but now I'll call it a die crack. Looked at a bunch of pictures on-line but didn't see the die gouge that looks like a spike through the "S".

    What did the mint do on these, keep stamping them out until the die breaks or eventually someone decides they look defective and puts in a new die?

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