1954 S LWC Just wondering if this is a die chip/break to the D and U?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Tankkiller275, Dec 3, 2020.

  1. Tankkiller275

    Tankkiller275 Active Member

    Hey all,

    Just wondering what this is with the D in GOD and the U in TRUST? Is this a die chip to the edges?

    1954 S LWC D in GOD.1a.jpg
    1954 S LWC D in GOD.1b.jpg
    1954 S LWC D in GOD.1b.D.GOD.arrow.jpg
    1954 S LWC D in GOD.1b.U.TRUST.arrow.jpg

    Reverse shown for good measure:
    1954 S LWC D in GOD.2a.jpg
    1954 S LWC D in GOD.2b.jpg


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  3. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    There is evidence of contact on some of the other letters in IGWT. This is damage not die chips.
  4. Tankkiller275

    Tankkiller275 Active Member

    Damage? These are raised areas. Damage would infer inclusion type hits. The areas appear to be lower than the original D and U letters, not "smooshes" to them. The bottoms of the letters still appear to retain their edges. I know I could be wrong but do not appear to be typical damage it that is what it is.

  5. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Look at the line contact running under IN. The WE also has slight damage due to the same coin. The U is much lower than the rest of the letters in trust or they would also show the same as the WE.
  6. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Looks like circulation hits.
    DEFDAM - Definitely Damaged.
  7. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    The damage to the "U" is very slight, but the "D" definitely took a hit. Note that the bottom of the "D" is not as wide as the rest of the letter.
  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    The bottom of the D has been flattened, hence it's damaged as it took a small hit. Same with the U but not as strong and the stain hides it a little.
  9. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    Circulation damage as mentioned.
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