commen or not

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by bigjohn, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. bigjohn

    bigjohn New Member

    Have a 1977 proof set were the penny ,quarter,and half are rotated about 10% it's enough were you can tell is this commen?
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  3. Coinlover

    Coinlover The Coin Collector

    i'm not sure with proofs, but with general strikes they are very rare! :cool:

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    Rotated strikes of less than 15 degrees are considered not really worth notice. Rule of thumb is 35 degrees or more before they are worth anything.
  5. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

  6. IMU4555

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  7. Coinmelt

    Coinmelt New Member

    Ken Potter's book "Strike it Rich with Pocket Change" starts listing prices at 15 degrees.
  8. Newbie here. Does this 1977 S proof mint mark look correct for that strike. Snap_001 - Copy.jpg
  9. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Yes, the mintmark punch was wearing out. It finally failed in 1979 and was replaced with a new one.
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  10. Thank You very much. I am posting another now. I hope this find is unique in some way at least! I am hoping it is a what they call die fill I believe. Can not find an example in Cherry Pickers Guide. Since the rest of quarter is not worn severe. 1974 D No nose.jpg
  11. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    This is the result of an overpolished die. The field of the die is the highest part but the area behind the bridge of the nose and in front of the eye is almost at the same level. When the die is overpolished the field is ground down to the point the bridge is ground away and the area in front of the eye is now as the SAME level as the field and the coin looks like what you have.
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  12. Yes this is what I read also. I just did not know what the over polished die error was referred to UFO variety etc... It is not in the Wexler variety page I do not believe. So do you in your opinion and I will not hold you in any way responsible for said opinion to send in to Wexler to have variety authenticated? I am new and believe this would be my next action correct or not?
  13. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    An over polished die is NOT a variety, it is a die stage and it can happen on ANY die that is polished too much. So the same feature could be found from many different dies, so not a variety. It could be considered to be a minor error, but usually errors are a "one of" while this would appear on every coin struck after the die was polished.
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  14. Thanks. I hope others will present the same find. I appreciate it very much. I have been trying to learn from all of you and read up on as many guides as possible.
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