Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Carlw89, Jan 13, 2021 at 11:09 AM.
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Not an error, I'm sorry to say
Pretty cool, actually.
Are you suggesting it's PMD? I doubt it.
Edit: Never mind...it's not worth it.
OK, the digit is 'sliced'/damaged,
and you can see part of the damage
on the right side of the '6' also.
What other kind of attribution are you looking for?
I agree...the "6" is definitely damage...but the "0" is clearly a die break/gouge of some sort. I agree that the "0" could be sliced/damaged...but on the die itself.
Just look at the residual metal at the top of the "0" from 1:00-2:00. No way that's PMD.
I've been wrong in the past. Let's wait for the experts to chime in.
Are you suggesting that die cuds are PMD?
Ok...I looked you up. You "should" know what you're talking about. However, unless you can offer any additional information, I'll have to trust my eyes and respectfully disagree.
now who do you trust, the original owner of the proverb, or the thief who stole it?
Could you at least explain how a "damaged digit" (post mint) results in raised metal perfectly blended with the flow of the metal that makes up the digit? How is that even possible? Is this an optical illusion?
Something like a coin roll crimping machine cuts into the raised top part of the 0 and pushes it over towards the center. Copper is soft/malleable and there have been pics of slanted digits and letters from roll crimping damage posted here in the past. As it circulates the sharper edges and scraped surface wear until those features are no longer visible and it looks like it was “as struck”. You can see some of the displaced metal at the top of the 0 as well.
You can see a similar effect on some coins that suffered a thin cut/slice and continued to circulate. The displaced metal will wear down slightly and can cover the thin slit, leaving only a raised feature that can be mistaken for die damage.
Sorry, I don’t have any pics to help with the explanation, but members may recall coins like this from past posts that are now in the archives
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