Die trail error on 2018 cent?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by shaney777, Jun 22, 2020.

  1. shaney777

    shaney777 Member

    Die trail error on 2018 cent? It's VERY minor, but I can see four lines above, which would make sense. There is only one line below (off the F) that cannot be seen in this image. I noticed that the JF is thinner than normal, so that also lines up with this being die trails. Thoughts? I realize it is super minor, but since there is a site dedicated to cataloging these, I figure it might be important enough to list.

    Edit: I also think there are planchet striations present here, but they are all tiny compared to what is around the initials.

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  3. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Supporter! Supporter

    I'm not an expert on these but IMHO they appear to be a continuation of the lines (striations) that were on the planchet before the coin was struck. Here's a photo of Die Trails as shown on error-ref.com: upload_2020-6-22_1-18-25.png
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  4. CoinDoctorYT

    CoinDoctorYT Well-Known Member

    I see this a lot on ancient coins.
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  5. shaney777

    shaney777 Member

    You mean die deterioration of planchet strations?
  6. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster Member of the ANA since 1982

    Looks like it could be die polish. That would also explain your observation of thinner letters. There are also radial flow lines toward the rim which indicates a die that's bad some use.
  7. Rick Stachowski

    Rick Stachowski Motor City Car Capital

    Here's some nice die trails .
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  8. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    I think it is very unique. The striations on "In God We Trust" make it appear 3D. My opinion, it's a keeper. Thanks for sharing.
  9. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    I think I agree with you
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  10. Sidney Osborne

    Sidney Osborne Well-Known Member

    Error- ref.com good replies and pictures Rick and Oldhoopster
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  11. shaney777

    shaney777 Member

    Thank you all!
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