Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Seattlite86, Jan 19, 2020.
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Overpolishing would result in the fields of the die being worn down. Wouldn't it?
Sorry, I should've clarified my question. Does this look like it was polished post-strike? I'm trying to understand why the head is sunken in.
Are you asking if it is PMD? Only his hairdresser knows! ~ Chris
I recognize most of this is caused by the strike, but the indent on the middle of the head seems out of place. Just throwing out guesses.
I'm thinking both.
Since Jefferson is the deepest part of the die, further polishing would make that area deeper. Therefore, that area on the coin would be higher than, say, the eyebrow or cheekbone. ~ Chris
Your comments lead me to believe I haven't achieved the clarity I wish. I feel as though this part is awfully sunken in on the device. You cannot polish a die to make a device sink, so either this part of the coin was polished after the strike, or something else is going on...
No kidding, Sherlock! If you did, that part of the die that was polished away would produce higher relief on the coin. ~ Chris
I'm pointing out that I already know what you keep trying to tell me, meaning you're not understanding what I'm saying. Meaning I need to rephrase. I'm trying to figure out why it's sunken in. I think it might have been polished.
You would need two things to determine this.
1) The name and location of the person who caused the deformation.
2) A time machine.
You're missing the point. My belief is that it's been damaged after the strike. I'm curious if people agree. Polishing was a suggestion on what the damage could be.
Yeah, I'm still not sure if it's PMD or from the strike.
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