Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by joseph eason, Apr 24, 2019.
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Hope this helps.
This has me a bit confused. My copy of the Red Book is from 2013. Does anyone have another issue that contradicts or corrects this information?
I know! I never paid any attention to the Red Book description before this thread came up, and it has me a bit confused.
Even though I have a bunch of 1979, 1980 SBAs the thin/thick rim still drives me nuts. I guess I have all of one of them, and none of the other.
Since it is MAD on both sides, is it off center? Since this is a special case with the 11 sided rim. The thin parts are on the bottom on both sides.
I have a 2017 Red Book. Reading the notes in Red Book I get the impression the dies for the 1999 was only modified to strengthen details on the reverse. Early on the dies for the 1979 was modified to widen the border rim. Am i wrong assuming the dies used for the 1999 are the 1979 dies with the modified reverse?
NGC and PCGS CoinFacts webpages (weblinks below) said only 1979 SBA has wide rim. 1999 SBA has no wide rim. That may explain why you see 1999 rim is not as wide as 1979.
"The obverse design was modified in 1979 to widen the border rim."
Wide rim = Near date
"Late issues of 1979-P and subsequent issues have the wide rim."
Subsequent issues = meaning later years
"Dies for the 1999 coins were further modified to strengthen details on the reverse."
Ergo: 1999 should have continued with the Wide rim/Near date
Based on your comments and mine my 1999 has narrow rim, do you agree ?
Yes, that is my thought based on the description in the Red Book, but it doesn't make sense. I'm thinking that it was just a misprint in the book.
Is that as clear as mud?
Since it is thin at the bottm on both sides that would mean the dies were both misaligned, but is DIFFERENT directions. And none of the design is missing so it is NOT and off-center.
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