Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Italy8686, Feb 22, 2021 at 8:19 PM.
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Same basic deal. The hammer die strikes the coin, the anvil die just sits there and is struck.
As stated.. It's a Misaligned Die Strike.
That's when the Hammer Die (usually the Obverse die) is Misaligned when it strikes the blank.
Denver uses a horizontal press for speed.
normally obverse is the hammer die, but the did switch it with the state and quarters since 2000 and the reverse being the hammer die and George being the anvil to strike up the design better. inverted die installation.
FYI Buffalo nickels and Mercury dimes were the last 20th century issues to be struck exclusively with inverted dies.
Inverted die installation isn't an error though, it's more of an alternate set up.
The 1986 cent is a nice example of a case where BOTH obv and rev dies are misaligned, the obv toward 3:00 and the rev toward about 5:30.
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