1985 cent

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Bonnie B Viveiros, Jan 17, 2020.

  1. What's up in this one? 15793183028256092430124179828501.jpg on the reverse.. 15793183970173309820963666003413.jpg 15793184665597608581405101921239.jpg
     
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  3. cpm9ball

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  4. Collecting Nut

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    It's normal. Die polish lines.
     
  5. alurid

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    It is a misnomer to say that the line seen on a business strike coin is caused by Die Polishing when they are in fact caused by Die Cleaning.
    Coin dies are polished to remove scratches in the surface of a die in order to produce a proof-like coin. It is a very skilled and time consuming process.

    Die Cleaning is an action done to the dies while they are in service to remove debris so the dies can produce a better looking coin. This is a very aggressive action that uses course grit sanding that in turn leaves lines scratched into the dies.
     
  6. That makes sense, that's why the lines are raised.
    Thanks
     
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    Point taken! ~ Chris
     
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