Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Bluntflame, Jan 14, 2021.
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If it is a die crack, why doesn't it go through the mintmark instead of under it?
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The Details in the Working Die are incuse, so that when the Planchet is struck the metal is forced into the recessed areas; if there is a Crack (or Die Chip or Broken Die) the metal will be forced into that area and if there is enough of a metal flow the resulting raised metal feature (i.e. Crack) may be higher in relief than the Mintmark, which is what I observe on the OP's Image.
It is too straight to be a crack. A crack doesn't "stop and go" when it reaches a device (letter). It continues in the die steel, so we should see it through the letter.
It could be a gouge in the die, but it is not a crack.
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The issue with what your saying is this is a very well recorded die crack.
Here's another couple of examples.
I stand corrected.
Well, there is 3 or 4 cracks like this for this year. There's also one that runs from the far right, bisecting the coin, that leads to a major die break. The ones I showed were what popped up first with a quick google search.
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