2007 Dollar Coin Delimiters

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  1. RabbiSchmooley

    RabbiSchmooley Active Member

    Good morning CoinTalk!

    I have been looking at some presidential dollar coins (pre-2009) recently and I have a question about the Edge Lettering process that I'm hoping someone more knowledgeable than myself can help me understand. I've read how the Edge Lettering is applied, which is why the placement of this specific delimiter baffles me. How does a delimiter get misplaced this far up the side of the coin without affecting any of the other edge lettering? I'm struggling to comprehend how this could happen. Maybe the machine bounced or something? The delimiter in question is in the last picture. Drop some knowledge on me brethren.
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  3. Dialupsux

    Dialupsux Well-Known Member

    Ditto - whats a delimiter ?
    found this
    Beginning with the William Henry Harrison Presidential $1 Coin next year, “In God We Trust” will appear on the obverse of all Presidential $1 Coins. As a result, the edge lettering of the 2009 Presidential $1 Coins will be slightly different from that of 2007 and 2008. Where currently there are single dots (delimiters) between the inscriptions, in 2009 there will be three stars between “E Pluribus Unum” and the mint mark and 10 stars between the year of minting and “E Pluribus Unum.”
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  5. RabbiSchmooley

    RabbiSchmooley Active Member

    That is good knowledge. Thank you. But I read this exact paragraph this morning while I was trying to fogure out the process lol my question is what could cause discrepancies in the locations of the delimiters. I've seen plenty of dollar coins and this is the first I've seen where one delimiter is way higher up the coin than the other, also the first I have seen this far off center. I'm trying to figure out how this could even happen during the edge lettering process. Does anybody have any ideas? (Not value hunting, just curious as to the ways this can happen.)
  6. Dialupsux

    Dialupsux Well-Known Member

    would love to see a slo-mo video of this process
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  7. RabbiSchmooley

    RabbiSchmooley Active Member

    Same here, I bet it's a fascinating process
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  8. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Great question, enjoying the post and answers, thank you.
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  9. RabbiSchmooley

    RabbiSchmooley Active Member

    Thanks! Nobody has stepped up to answer the base question yet though unfortunately. Stay tuned!
  10. Dialupsux

    Dialupsux Well-Known Member

    You should hie on to your closest Mint and ask for a private tour. (do Mints still do tours ? )
  11. RabbiSchmooley

    RabbiSchmooley Active Member

    I feel like that would be philly, and travelling the 500+ miles during the covid pandemic isn't something I intend to do lol maybe after everything settles down though, I'd love to see the inside of the mint.
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