Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by rockdude, Feb 14, 2014.
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Yes, there was a defect in the metal that caused it. Similiar to a lamination. Metal just doesen't break like that without a reason.
Cool error, wish you had the other piece rockdude.
Another column, this one specifically devoted to broken planchet and broken coin errors, appears in the March 14, 2011 Coin World. Regrettably, that article was not placed in the public domain, so you'll need a subscription to retrieve it from the CW digital archives.
jay4202472000 this is how we learn. No need to apologize but greatly appreciated.
You ask a good question. The centralized weakness seen in a hard planchet strike can be very difficult to distinguish from other forms of centralized weakness, such as weak strikes and grease strikes. I lean toward the hard planchet scenario in this case because the peripheral elements and design rim are very well-struck, the weakness on the reverse is confined to Monticello (never slopping over), and there was a rash of identical-appearing errors in this year/mintmark that extends across multiple die pairs.
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