Die crack exposing zinc - rare? Shield Cent

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by shaney777, Jun 16, 2020.

  1. shaney777

    shaney777 Member

    Is it rare for a die crack to expose zinc? These are two different cents from a UNC roll, so I know it isn't damage. I have a 1993 spike head die crack cent where zinc is exposed along the entire crack, but this can't be a common occurrence.

    Edit: I just found a coin from the same die with the crack but no zinc showing. This must be an earlier die state? (Picture three)

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    Last edited: Jun 16, 2020
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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Die crack with split plating. Cool.
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  4. shaney777

    shaney777 Member

    Thank you! Split plating... so the same thing that is common on the reverse of 1991 cents. The same idea as split plating doubling?
  5. Bluntflame

    Bluntflame Well-Known Member

    Nice find. Still looking for a die crack to take place in my error type set. So far I have 1 RPM, 1 Central Hub DDR, 1 die chip, and one LAM error for my collection. Thank you for the info to look out for shield cents with cracks along the edge!
  6. shaney777

    shaney777 Member

    Thank you! I have a lot of them, but I suppose you are looking for some holy grail type die crack? Maybe even a split die? At least a rim to rim die crack? I recently came across some UNC shields with two die cracks overlapping each other, and both die break and retained die break represented on the crack.
  7. Bluntflame

    Bluntflame Well-Known Member

    I am mainly looking for one substantial enough for my to easily spot it!
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  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Yes it's nice, a definite keeper.
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  9. shaney777

    shaney777 Member

    Thank you! Hopefully I find a few more. The die seems pretty rare compared to the rest I am finding in these rolls.
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