Die chip progression quarter.

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by 2manyhobbies, Sep 22, 2019.

  1. 2manyhobbies

    2manyhobbies Active Member

    I thought this would be cool to show how a die chip can get larger as the die is continuously used. DSC01581.JPG DSC01585.JPG DSC01587.JPG DSC01591.JPG
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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Wow.. That's a great example.
    Thanks for sharing!
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  4. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Is that a die crack extending downward from the top of the helmet? If it is, then the first photo is not part of the progression.

  5. 2manyhobbies

    2manyhobbies Active Member

    I checked the coin and it was a hair or spider web. I blew on it and it came right off. I'll post a new pic if wanted?
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  6. Johndoe2000$

    Johndoe2000$ Well-Known Member

    Nah, you're good. Cool progression.
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  7. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

    With no obvious stress concentration at the elbow, the probably came off an over-hardened die.

    Consequently, there may well be some examples with much more prolific cuds or cracking than you have here.
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  8. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    Concur, first photo does not appear to match the chips of the other coins. Look at the positioning below the A... first chip is too far to the east/right.
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  9. 2manyhobbies

    2manyhobbies Active Member

    I see that now. If you look under the nose and chin there seems to be a familiarity between the dies!
  10. MatrixMP-9

    MatrixMP-9 Supporter! Supporter

    cool coins no matter the outcome.
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  11. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    I'm not sure if the third image is from the same die either. There are what appear to be two die chips in the field by the edge of the right brim of the hat that do not appear in the other later images.
  12. 2manyhobbies

    2manyhobbies Active Member

    Those are hits on the coin and not chips.
  13. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    OK, in the image they looked raised.
  14. 2manyhobbies

    2manyhobbies Active Member

    I agree in the picture they do look like chips. I also looked through my collection and found an actual number 3. I'll have to post tomorrow. Not enough time today.
  15. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    I see three die chips.
  16. 2manyhobbies

    2manyhobbies Active Member

    Ok the very first picture isn't part of the progression, SO let's remove that one. This new coin should be placed between the third and fourth coin making this one the third one in the progression. DSC01607.JPG
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  17. Johndoe2000$

    Johndoe2000$ Well-Known Member

    Agreed, the face, and other parts have less definition than the others, suggesting different, similarly, worn dies. IMO
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2019
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  18. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Might be missing a few middle coins. Who knows. Nice catch
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