Die Break on my 2013 Enhanced ASE!

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by zcs90, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. zcs90

    zcs90 Member

    Just received my set today and noticed the 2013 had a die break. In your opinion does this add to, or take away from the coins value? Here are some pictures with the plastic case removed.
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  3. bkozak33

    bkozak33 Collector

    For me, it takes away the value. I would return it.
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  4. Rickipedia

    Rickipedia Korean YN at 12

    I would return it too.
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  5. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    I wouldn't. Pretty neat if it's an actuality. Need some better pics though.

    Now you're gonna need a 'regular' generic enhanced issue my friend. :)
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  6. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Is that 'line' Raised?
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  7. zcs90

    zcs90 Member

    I was unable capture it in the picture, but in hand it is obvious that it is raised. It has the same frosted look the other high points of the coin have.
  8. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Cool indeed. :)
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  9. gunnovice09

    gunnovice09 Nothing

    It's like a thread is hanging off her dress.
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  10. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Not like a 'run' in her stocking though.........:)
  11. zcs90

    zcs90 Member

    Funny you should mention that, under closer observation I found another crack, or "a run in her stocking". I have decided to keep the coin. .jpg
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  12. non_cents

    non_cents The Frisco Kid

    Say, that's actually pretty neat! I like it! (I'd keep the coin, too.)
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  13. Silverhouse

    Silverhouse Well-Known Member

    Pretty interesting. I'd say it's significant enough to be a genuine error.
  14. saltysam-1

    saltysam-1 Junior Member

    With a world full of billions of people, someone will consider it highly collectable. Personally, I'm not that individual. I would return it.
  15. robbudo

    robbudo Indian Error Collector

    people on ebay would eat this up. I'd let it sell and buy an attractive one, and then something else for my collection.
  16. kaosleeroy108

    kaosleeroy108 The Mahayana Tea Shop & hobby center

    keep it you ...foul.
  17. kaosleeroy108

    kaosleeroy108 The Mahayana Tea Shop & hobby center

    and get ridd of a nice error coin......please don't get rid of it..
    send it to pcgs.. under mint error tier
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  18. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    It's hard to tell looking at the smaller size pics, but when you blow them up to full size you can see it, the line is frosted. But that means that the line is not a die crack, but a die scratch. That's because the only way the line (scratch) could get frosted is if it was already there when the die was being made - before that die even struck 1 coin - because that's when the frosting is done.

    I'm really surprised it got by the quality control inspectors, but there it is so it obviously did. And since it is on that coin, it is more than likely on some others as well. Unless of course the flaw got caught by the inspectors, and this coin somehow slipped through the cracks and was distributed.

    Never seen anything like it before.
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  19. kanga

    kanga 60 Year Collector

    My analysis would have been different (and not as definitive) but the result would have been the same.
    Die scratch.

    BTW I would have said the "line" is too regular (smooth) to be a die crack.
  20. longnine009

    longnine009 Hammer of the gods

    Are you sure it's not a crack on
    the plastic or a real piece of
    thread? It looks too perfect
    to be a die crack.
  21. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    I would keep it
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