1996 P 25c - multiple die breaks/cracks to the obv and rev?

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  1. Tankkiller275

    Tankkiller275 Active Member

    Found this 1996 P Washington 25c coin with what appears to be multiple die breaks/cracks to the obverse and reverse. Is this what I'm seeing? These are the best pictures I have. The anomalies appear to all be raised:

    Through the 1 in the date:
    1996 P 25c Die.Break.1a.jpg

    Through the E in LIBERTY and top of the head: 1996 P 25c Die.Break.1b.jpg

    Between the DO in DOLLAR. The die crack/break also seems to have a chip associated with the anomaly: 1996 P 25c Die.Break.2a.jpg

    Through the AM in AMERICA, the top of the wing, the M in UNUM and to the top of the eagle head:
    1996 P 25c Die.Break.2b.jpg
    1996 P 25c Die.Break.2c.jpg

    Through the D in UNITED: 1996 P 25c Die.Break.2d.jpg

    Thanks for any input.

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  3. Tankkiller275

    Tankkiller275 Active Member

    Here is same pictures with arrows pointing to what I'm seeing:

    1996 P 25c Die.Break.1a.arrow.jpg
    1996 P 25c Die.Break.1b.arrow.jpg
    1996 P 25c Die.Break.2a.arrow.jpg
    1996 P 25c Die.Break.2c.arrow.jpg
    1996 P 25c Die.Break.2d.arrow.jpg

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  4. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    They look to be Die Cracks. Neat.
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  5. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    It would be nice to see full pictures of both sides.
  6. Tankkiller275

    Tankkiller275 Active Member

    I've seen a few now but not multiple on both sides. The coin doesn't appear to be in too bad of shape for circulated. Not a whole lot of DDD or MD... are the dies just "victims of circumstance" or well used and "gave up the ghost" so to speak. I guess I'm asking what are the chances of two dies cracking in multiple places?

    Thanks for your response Paddy.

  7. Tankkiller275

    Tankkiller275 Active Member

    My scope has too much magnification on lowest setting. This is especially true with the larger coins. Had I known before I got it I'd of purchased one with lower magnification. I can try to add using my phone...

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  8. Tankkiller275

    Tankkiller275 Active Member

    The cracks through the LIBERTY and DOLLAR almost line up. Off just a little bit. Thought might run through the rim but they don't as far as I can tell.

  9. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    Yes, many of them have too much magnification.
  10. Tankkiller275

    Tankkiller275 Active Member

    Here ya go:

    KIMG0808.JPG KIMG0807.JPG
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  11. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    Nice. You may be able to trace them rim to rim.
  12. Tankkiller275

    Tankkiller275 Active Member

    They seem to get close. As I look at the coin more I see a possible common point of origin above the S in STATES, extending through the D in UNITED and then another direction through the ST in STATES and E in EPU and then the P in PLURIBUS. Also looks like a possible crack from the corner of the E down to the U in UNUM. Can't quite find a spot where they connect but close. Looks like the northern portion of the reverse could be a die crack rim to rim connection. If enough agree then that is what it will be. If no agreement then so shall it be. Either way I'm keeping it.

    1996 P 25c Die.Break.2e.jpg 1996 P 25c Die.Break.2e.arrow.jpg
  13. Tankkiller275

    Tankkiller275 Active Member

    So it could be a rim to rim... about 11 o'clock to 1 o'clock... or there about.

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  14. Mike Davis

    Mike Davis Supporter! Supporter

    Pretty interesting for sure.
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  15. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

  16. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    I've not seen so many die cracks in one modern coin before. Neat. I bet that die exploded not long after putting out that quarter.
  17. Tankkiller275

    Tankkiller275 Active Member

    I was wondering that, myself.
  18. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    That's a mess of small but nice to find die cracks.
  19. Tankkiller275

    Tankkiller275 Active Member

    Thanks, Nut!

    Yeah, I saw the one between the D and O... then found another, and another... Didn't really look again until Inspector43 said something...

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