1940 S 10c Multi die cracks

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  1. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Well-Known Member

    81881758-BC2F-4426-959E-6F9D99A1DC50.jpeg DDEEA5BA-8609-4D99-92DD-2B50705F71D0.jpeg D9E161A7-5697-4BDD-8F48-C373088D1983.jpeg 10 years ago, before I cared much about errors, this was on the bay. Needed a nice 40s so I reeled it in. 3 separate cracks.
    Blast white so hard to photo like a proof. Tried a couple lighting sources but doesn’t matter much unless I ever sell it
    Enjoy
     
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  3. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Great looking coin and I can see those cracks. Lovely!
     
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  4. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Well-Known Member

    Do you think it should get a little acetone time?
     
  5. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    1940 s bisecting die crack cuds on coins reference it's listed.
    RRDC-10c- 1940-s -01
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    The 1940-S Winged Liberty Head dime has a bisecting rim to rim die crack on the obverse die. The die crack starts at the rime above the E in LIBERTY, goes into Liberty’s cap and into her hair. There is a junction where another die crack has formed that travels upward to the left and blind ends. The die crack re-enters the bottom portion of Liberty’s cap, passes through her neck and terminates at the opposing rim.
     
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  6. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    There are several on the bay the best spotted was an ms 67 @$116.00
    This specimen is eds
     
  7. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Well-Known Member

    Thanks. Close but not the one.
     
  8. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Not what one?
     
  9. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Well-Known Member

    Same area, different shape break
     
  10. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Does yours not exit to the rim at the E?
     
  11. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Well-Known Member

    Yes but how does that change the shape of the lower crack?
     
  12. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    s-l400.png [Quote MS -67 early die state same crack eds..
    ="Heavymetal, post: 4535107, member: 96124"]Yes but how does that change the shape of the lower crack?[/QUOTE]
    What determines is the die state.
     
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  13. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Well-Known Member

    What determines is the die state.[/QUOTE]
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  14. Dave Waterstraat

    Dave Waterstraat dave700x -1883 O nut

    1940S.5.obv.1k.JPG 1940-S merc is an interesting subset with cracked obverse dies. I have somewhere north of 20 examples with differing cracks.

    Here's one with the obverse die in 3 pieces.
     
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  15. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I don't think it would hurt.
     
  16. Dave Waterstraat

    Dave Waterstraat dave700x -1883 O nut

    Here's an example of Wexlers' WDDO-002 die stage B. A nice die crack that some mint worker 1940Sobv10.jpg tried to remove from the die.
     
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  17. Danomite

    Danomite What do you say uh-huh Supporter

    I’d have to agree that it’s not a RRDC-10-1940-S. The die cracks are different and the mint mark locations are not the same. You might think about submitting it to Cuds on Coins.
     
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  18. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Mint marks have nada to do with this .....Die pairs do..... and obv. And rev. Die can have strange bed partners..... called die marriages
     
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  19. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    And to an untrained eye a cleaned coin.... I've have had people tell me at shows look that's been scrubed.....nope it's been reworked.
     
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  20. Danomite

    Danomite What do you say uh-huh Supporter

    True, but it can be an indication. How would you explain the difference in the die crack at the south end and the north exit crack appears (what I can tell from the pictures) goes though the upright of the E? This appears ( to me ) to be different than the RRDC-10c-1940-S-01.
     
  21. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    There you go" true".... so they have nothing to do with.... "what does " is the obv. And rev. "Dies paired. " And again what "stage " or "state" of the dies life are we talking.
    A point that has been explained several times yet it isnt being understood.
    As you most probably have never attributed a coin as to a variety listed, Vam,etc...where a variety with the same pups can indeed be the same with different stages of the dies life when used to mint the coin.
     
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