Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Bargainbidder, Feb 11, 2022.
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Hey @Bargainbidder ? Does that mean "Crazy" ?
Looks like normal wear and tear like @potty dollar 1878 says always in my opinion.
Wear and tear would cause this much detail to be missing?
@Bargainbidder . In 50 years? Absolutely! I believe that whole heartedly.
This is most curious. I'm going to throw out a guess that excessive die polishing removed those details. Maybe grease, but I'd imagine it flowing into the deeper (on the die) details during striking and leaving some trace of the missing areas intact. I edited this from "weak strike" since the shallower details should have struck up first. Was polishing of used dies still a thing in 1971?
@Blasty and my apologies for not stipulating on second set of pics the first is of a 1971 showing the detail on Monticello building as an example and second pic shows coin I was asking for help about. Sorry if I confused anyone.
YEESS! Thank you, someone (besides me) gets it! "Grease filled die" is blamed for nearly every coin that show that shows weal strike details. The overlay (from maddieclashes.com) tells the story;
The arrows helped a lot. Cool coin. Others would save it
The arrows awoke us up
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