7, 8, 9? 1977 with fat 7 from die chip?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by i2i, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. i2i

    i2i Member

    Maybe it was supposed to be "9" but 7, 8, 9? ...And got fat! Lol
    Some will scream post mint damage. However, they seem to not understand that post mint damage can flatten but it cannot add "mass". This "7" is large and equivalently raised as the other "7".
    So, only 2 choices:
    - some of the die chipped away and left a larger "7" when the planchet was struck.
    - or, less likely, there was an die prep error causing a class IV doubling with only one device being doubled. The "7".

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  3. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    The last '7' in the date is damaged
    from a contact mark with something
    while the coin was already in circulation.
  4. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    Or Choice 3
    - The 7 suffered a hit which caused the metal to be displaced outward.

    As the 7 was hit the metal spread outward. PMD, nothing more
  5. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball Cannot Re-Member

    Can I ask what measuring tool you used to measure the height of the last "7" as opposed to the other digits? To me, the "shadow effect" surrounding the last "7" seems thinner than on the other digits which would lead me to conclude that it is not as high. Therefore, it is just mashed a bit and has the same mass.

  6. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    It's a DEFDAM - Definitely Damaged :yack:
  7. FooFighter

    FooFighter Just a Knucklehead Coin Hunter

    I disagree. From the looks of that visible quadrant of the coin, I'd have to pontificate that the LIBERTY gang migrated to the IGWT gang and had an out of control weekend!!! Man they had a good time!! So much so that both gangs are missing and expected the 7, 8 or 9 to be dead if not pregnant! Well it fell to the last 7, who still wears her beer goggles and got FAT, or preggers!,,,,,,,,
    Or option 2: the 7 just got smashed! :bag:
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