A new Coin Scope, and a new Die Crack!

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Bluntflame, Jan 14, 2021.

  1. Bluntflame

    Bluntflame Well-Known Member

    Hello! It's been a while since I annoyed y'all, hasn't it? Today, I bring photos from my new high res 250x scope, showing my most recent find; a die cracked war nickel! 'What's so special about a die crack?' might be what your thinking right now, and my answer to you is the location! In this specific coin, you can see it runs from the top of the Monticello building, to the bottom of the top rung of the S mint mark, making it look like a $ sign! Can only be good luck, right? WIN_20210114_22_24_49_Pro.jpg
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  3. Bluntflame

    Bluntflame Well-Known Member

    Oops, forgot to mention that's a 1944 S!
  4. Bluntflame

    Bluntflame Well-Known Member

    Very well known die crack lol, but very early stage!
  5. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    Nice find ! Thanks for sharing . :)
  6. Bluntflame

    Bluntflame Well-Known Member

    Your welcome!
  7. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    If it is a die crack, why doesn't it go through the mintmark instead of under it?
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  8. charley

    charley Well-Known Member

    because a straight line is the shortest distance between 2 curves.
    there is a reason why rivers run under a bridge.
    you take the high road and i will take the low road....

    a got a million of them...

    an s upside down is just another s.
  9. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Don't give up your day job!
  10. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    It's so linear that I think it's a die scratch, not a die crack.
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  11. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I think it's magnified too much.
  12. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Looks good to me, nice find. Thanks for posting the coin.
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  13. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    $ - love it
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  14. Tamaracian

    Tamaracian Member

    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.
  15. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    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.
  16. mike estes

    mike estes Active Member

  17. Bluntflame

    Bluntflame Well-Known Member

    The issue with what your saying is this is a very well recorded die crack.
    Here's another couple of examples.

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  18. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

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  19. adelaide888

    adelaide888 Supporter! Supporter

    Does it matter that the crack on this nickel is not in exactly the same place through the "S" as the one in the example? The one in the example is more to the right.
  20. Bluntflame

    Bluntflame Well-Known Member

    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.
  21. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Damn. That’s the only nickel I need. Damn
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