Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by ekg85, Jul 26, 2020.
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I'm not even sure that it is a die chip. It's in an odd place where you might not expect a die chip to occur. Usually, they will form where two different surfaces of a coin meet. Since the OP has nine of them, it could be a die dent.
@ekg85 - Is the anomaly raised completely above the surface of the field or is it just the portion to the northeast?
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@cpm9ball - At first looking through the microscope I was almost certain it was raised. I've studied it through a 10x loupe and now I am not so sure. It looks like the center portion rises slightly above the field, but the northeast portion of the anomaly may actually dip below the surface of the field. I've added a few more images under the scope with the coin at a slight angle. Any thoughts?
I appreciate your input!
If you have 9 of them that are exactly alike, then it is impossible for it to be PMD and it is unlikely to be a die dent if only part of it is recessed.
Here are a couple of my favorite die chips that I have kept in my collection. Note that they both are raised completely above the fields.
And, here is my all-time favorite Die Dent which I no longer own.
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