1970D Very Weak Strike

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by USS656, Oct 14, 2019.

  1. USS656

    USS656 Here to Learn Supporter

    Is there a point where it (how weakly a coin is struck) is an error?

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  3. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    There's actually a tremendous amount of pressure when a coin is struck.
    I'm sure weak strikes happen, but in this case perhaps it is that the die was late stage, worn and at the end of it's life.
    They used to mistakenly call struck through grease errors as "low pressure strikes".
     
  4. USS656

    USS656 Here to Learn Supporter

    I will take better images of the coin tomorrow but I believe there are no die scratches on the open fields. Late die stage would show likely polish lines. Top and bottom of the memorial are not complete. Late die stage would not leave both sides so mushy. Maybe excessive grease on both sides? or weak, early strike as they are setting up press?
     
  5. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    What does your coin weigh? It looks like struck through debris /grease.
     
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  6. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    I agree.. Worn Die Strike. Struck through greaser issue.
     
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