Die Adjustment Strike Vs. Grease Strike-throughs

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by JCro57, Nov 9, 2019.

  1. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

    These two error types are often confused as both can feature coins with almost no design on either side. For coins with reeded edges, the easiest way to tell is by checking the edges.

    First is a quarter missng much of its design. Then you see the edge which has a strong reeding pattern. It takes dozens of tons of ram pressure to press designs and reeding into planchets. Because the reeding pattern is very sharp, you can tell ram pressure was not the problem; it was from clogged dies, likely from a build up of thickened grease.

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    Next is a dime with weak designs which has no reeded edge. This IS a result of considerably weak ram pressure. Some feel this is the result of either an alteration or "adjusting" of the ram pressure or from the press being shut off with each successive strike being weaker and weaker until it fully stops.

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  3. 2manyhobbies

    2manyhobbies Active Member

    I really like these posts of yours. Please keep them coming!
     
  4. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    I did, and thank you very much.
     
  5. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    This coin is the reason that I found Coin Talk. First coin I posted here.
    It got mixed reviews. Received in change. 5.65g.
    1999, Connecticut.
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  6. Wilddavy

    Wilddavy Active Member

    Awesome thanks alot.
     
  7. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator


    Good post Joe. That should head off many a wrong conclusion drawn by others in the future.
     
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