Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Gilbert, Oct 16, 2021.
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It depends entirely upon what your collecting goals might be.
If you want an absolutely pristine, premium coin with fantastic strike, grade and eye appeal for say, your type set, then a coin with a die crack might not be the one you want.
OTOH, if you are a date and mintmark collector of a series, you may not have a choice for a particular date and/or MM since the only coins available might have a die crack.
A third choice is if you are a die variety and/or die state collector, in which case you absolutely are desirous of collecting coins with die cracks.
And a fourth choice is just if you find die cracks, clashes, and other types of early minting issues part of the coin's charm.
I happen to fall into all four categories depending upon which of my collecting categories is being discussed.
@Publius2 4th category. Most of the coins I collect are pretty common, so when I find a crack or clash it adds uniqueness and interest. I can understand where a lot of collectors fall into the first category.
I think that due was close to shattering. Nice example.
@Publius2 pretty much spoke for me also. Collecting Overton and VAM varieties can be very rewarding.
What is the grade?
The clash on this coin was the only reason I bought it.
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