Die Clash? Maybe Not - but then what is it?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by AZSteve, Sep 18, 2020.

  1. AZSteve

    AZSteve Member

    2018-D Pictured Rocks Obv-Crash.JPG 2018-D Pictured Rocks Flipped Rev-Crash.jpg Originally thought I had a distinct die clash, based on the way the obverse looks. But when I look at a mirror image of the reverse, next to it, it doesn't line up that way. So what is going on here?
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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I see a coin that is not a die clash but instead has a severe case of die deterioration.
  4. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & passionate numismatist Moderator

    It's not a clash.

    Perhaps @furryfrog02 is correct that it's some kind of die deterioration, but I don't know. My initial thoughts were that it was a planchet flaw of some kind, but on second look, I don't think that's quite right.

    It's certainly interesting. There's something going on there.

    Alas, I'm out of my depth when it comes to such error/variety topics.
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  5. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes? Supporter

    The obverse of the coin is displaying a severe case of "struck through grease." Its incredibly common and has no premium, and has the characteristic random pattern displayed here.
  6. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & passionate numismatist Moderator

    Sounds plausible enough to me, I reckon?
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