1979 SBA Near Date + Railroad?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by This_is_wes, Mar 22, 2019.

  1. This_is_wes

    This_is_wes Active Member

    Found this lady while searching through rolls.
    Could use some help confirming if it’s a near date/wide rim and help figuring out what else is going on. I’m new to this but thinking the rim has railroading or MAD?
    Also, on the reverse the lower part of the letters in “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” appear smeared.
    Has some kind of coating on the reverse. Wanted to hear from the experts before I did anything with that. Not even sure what to do.
     

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  3. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball Cannot Re-Member

    A "Railroad Rim" occurs when the collar does not seat properly.

    RAILROAD RIM.jpg

    I'm not sure what caused the distortion of the legend.

    Chris
     
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  4. This_is_wes

    This_is_wes Active Member

    Ok, it’s not that. Now I know what railroad is. Thanks.
     
  5. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    That looks like nail polish or some paint. That did not occur at the Mint.

    The issue on the rim could be a simple Finned Rim. Nothing major.
     
  6. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Here is one of my 79P SBA Wide Rims. Compare yours to mine.

    25JAN19 1979P Wide Rim Dollar.jpg
     
  7. Fallguy

    Fallguy Supporter! Supporter

    Does anyone have an idea of what may have caused the "dripping" seen on bottom of the letters in the "TATE" photo; can't quite remember seeing that kind of artifact before? BTW, nice coin and example Chris.

    Semper Fidelis
     
  8. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball Cannot Re-Member

    The coin isn't mine. I "borrowed" it from Mr. Google.

    FWIW, I often refer to my copy of Alan Herbert's "Official Price Guide to Mint Errors" for the images it contains and the explanations provided for how errors occur.
    OFFICIAL PRICE GUIDE TO MINT ERRORS.jpg

    Chris
     
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