Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Avery G., Oct 21, 2019.
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String - Plating Blister
The rest... Damage.
Nothing major. All common issues on Copper Plated Zinc Cents. No strike throughs of any kind.
You can see some of the pillars on the memorial are clearly flattened amd widened. The reverse "nail" is PMD.
There's a small die crack on his head. You used the word nail twice, which is why there is confusion. @paddyman98 was talking about the "nail" on the obverse, not the larger "nail" on the reverse.
The coin is ever so slightly off center, which has no real premium.
The rest is damage. I would toss the coin back to the pile and keep looking.
My mistake. I definitely know that. Too early in the morning. No coffee yet.
It's still not any kind of strike through.
Because it looks like PMD.
When something is minted it takes shape of the die as the die is 3 dimensional. The die is a REVERSE image of the coin. So where the coin is raised, the die is incused, and vice versa. This allows the metal to flow in to the shape/design element, or to be pushed away in the flat areas into a design element.
When you see something on your coin where a shape is shifted, flattened etc. ... then that is NOT the shape of the die, thus it was done afterwards.
Think of a cookie cutter.
When you cut a cookie shape, then if you flatten the cookie some, how do you determine it was flattened after you cut it versus during cutting it?
or if you like cars, a cars hood is stamped such as a coin, except in a really big press.
If you crash that car into a tree and it's hood shape is changed, how you know it was crashed versus just accidentally stamped that way?
Let me ask you this first. How does the beveled edge relate to the 2 dies and collar used in the minting press ?.
Also, damage may not be just one instance of something. If something was damaged, then circulated in which circulation wear is a second instance ...
you never know about some things unless you place an RFID chip on all coins minted and track it's complete history of what, where, how and when. Other than that it becomes a guess. Although an educated guess based on experience and knowledge.
It’s obvious that the damage is similar to what would happen to a dryer coin. Notice, the mushy appearance of the devices and fold over of the rev rim. A dryer coin takes numerous small hits and dings as it tumbles (Doesn’t have to be a dryer, being trapped in any type of rotating equipment could cause the same effect). That explains the marks you see. Mystery solved.
I feel bad that I missed this earlier
Sorry, this just looks like a worn 82 large date with PMD...Spark
@Oldhoopster said something...Spark
Just a regular coin. People are looking for damage and not able to figure out if you hit with a hammer. Don't it look like a coin hit with a hammer
@Cheech9712. You nailed it!!
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