Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Avery G., Nov 14, 2019.
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Coin metal doesn't have to be pushed up on both sides. I can clearly see coin metal pushed up.
Therefore, it is most definitely, beyond any reasonable doubt, a scratch.
Please don't waste a dealer's time to ask him.
I think the darker color on the reverse is rust showing through from the steel core of the coin.
Not a strike through.....it's a scratch...God you got to love it..... !.
You can lead a horse to water...….
@Avery G. It's a scratch. @alurid gave you the explanation in the copied post. If you look closely at your pics, you can see displaced metal at some of the points where the scratch jumped the devices.
For new collectors reading this thread.
This appears to be a classic example of a staple scratch. Somebody removed the coin from a 2x2 and the obv dragged across the staple. Whenever you remove a coin from a stapled 2x2, either cut through the transparent window or completely remove the staple (if it's in a flip that's stapled) before removing the coin. It's surprising how often staple scratches occur, so don't let it happen to you.
@Avery G., I apologize just a tiny bit for hitting "Like" on the last several responses to your query. These guys DO know what they are talking about, and they only get a bit prickly when folks continue to argue against the opinions posters have asked for. And that's OK. In this case, you can agree to disagree. Because of the provenance of the coin you would like it to be a strike-through.
But rest assured that after answering THOUSANDS of queries from years of experience (look at the numbers for the guys who have most recently posted) you'll see why a little "prickliness" will present itself.
I hope that after you have taken it to a dealer who actually is experienced (not all are) you will post his/her opinion.
@Avery G., my brother is a steam-engine fanatic and named his first son Kenneth Avery after a steam-engine named "Avery." Did you get your first name for any specific reason?
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