Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by Motherofallcoins555, Nov 26, 2020.
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@paddyman98 for this one . Good Luck.
Damaged Edge. Someone pinched it with a tool. Definitely not a Mint Error.
Before you say that it is a "definite minting error", you have to ask yourself, "How could this have occurred at the Mint?"
Let's assume that it got stuck in the coining chamber and was struck a second time. If that were the case, wouldn't you expect to see an arc of the second strike facing inward rather than outward? And, shouldn't that arc be a "polar opposite", in other words, at the 4 o'clock position instead of the 10 o'clock position?
These are just a couple of the things that you have to ask yourself before you conclude that it is a "definite mint error". There are far more ways that a coin can be damaged while in circulation, whether intentional or not. We have to weigh the odds and come to the most logical conclusion.
In this case, I agree with Mr. P. It is post-mint damage.
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