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.

    ~Rob
     
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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

    ~Rob
     
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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.

    ~Rob
     
  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...

    ~Rob
     
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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.

    ~Rob
     
  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.

    ~Rob
     
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  14. Mike Davis

    Mike Davis Supporter! Supporter

    Pretty interesting for sure.
     
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    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...

    ~Rob
     
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