1960 D Cent: Altered, I Believe with Fake Dies? (Rotated Dbl Strk)

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  1. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

    Coin has expanded unevenly, but is not a broadstrike. Pretty sure it was hit with fake dies to resemble a rotated double strike and the doubling is raised.

    ~Joe C.
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  3. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Not an error expert at all however I am intrigued by these. Wouldn't creating a fake die be a near insurmountable "garage job" so to speak?
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  4. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    I concur.
    The maker also didn't use high quality process to create a collar (if at all) to maintain it's roundness.

    I should also add, the person who did this pivoted their die around as they didn't have enough pressure because of Abe sticking up. Which if they did would have just smooshed it more as there probably was no collar.
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  5. Nyatii

    Nyatii I like running w/scissors. Makes me feel dangerous

    Not that hard if you are able to do a little grinding on the flat surface of a die with a Dremel.
    With swage dies, either manual or hydraulic, there are three parts to the die.
    The body that contains an insert that you screw in or out, and the punch you push in. Copper is relatively soft. All you need to do is engrave or grind what you want on the cent into the face of either internal part and Smoosh them together.
  6. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    Overstruck with False Dies/Fake Dies
  7. Gilbert

    Gilbert Part time collector Supporter

  8. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Take brass plate, put cent on it head side down hit with sledge hammer. Take another brass plate put cent on it reverse down hit with sledge hammer. you now ove a pair of "soft" fake dies. Put cent between the two dies and hit the stack with sledge hammer. Result is a coin like the OP coin. The "dies will only last for one ot two coins but it is easy to make another set.
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