"Dropped letter" us mint medal

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by willhurst01, Jan 17, 2021.

  1. willhurst01

    willhurst01 Member

    Not sure on errors but I believe this could be a stuck through dropped letter error on these first steam coin restrikes 20210117_120038.jpg 20210117_120009.jpg 20210117_120102.jpg 20210117_120038.jpg 20210117_120009.jpg 20210117_120102.jpg
     
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  3. willhurst01

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    The "T" in liberty could be the suspect
     
  4. yakpoo

    yakpoo Member

    I see what you're talking about, but the pictures (or my eyes) are too blurry to make out much. From what I currently see, the shape and color give me concerns.
     
  5. willhurst01

    willhurst01 Member

    I can try to make better pictures but that is original mint package from the era I dont think it is post mint damage
     
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  7. yakpoo

    yakpoo Member

    I'm not suggesting PMD...I'm just saying I can't make it out from the pics.

    I don't see the serifs, the vertical and horizontal don't seem quite perpendicular, and I can't understand the color difference.

    Dropped letter strike-throughs are generally the result of a grease-filled die that breaks away. They typically look "exactly" like the devices they come from and tone evenly with the rest of the coin.
     
  8. willhurst01

    willhurst01 Member

    I understand your point I have 4 with that type of of T on them I was only stating that it wasnt PMD I know you didnt assume it originally my fault . . . would the mint counter punch that letter maybe?
     
  9. yakpoo

    yakpoo Member

    Your question exceeds my limited knowledge...but I can say that Dropped Letter Strike-Throughs generally only affect one coin. If it somehow lands on another planchet, I doubt it would be in the same position. From your pictures, I would have to say it's "not" from the "T" in LIBER[T]Y.
     
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  10. willhurst01

    willhurst01 Member

    Thank you for your input at least not sure on what it might be
     
  11. willhurst01

    willhurst01 Member

    They other have it on different areas of the medal
     
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  12. yakpoo

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    Then it could be a strike-through of some sort, but I still doubt it's from the "T" in LIBER[T]Y. Anything's possible, I suppose. It would be interesting to see the other coins...if possible.
     
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  14. yakpoo

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    Cool! It definitely looks incused. Perhaps an expert can tell from the appearance if it's a stamp or not. It's hard to understand why anyone would stamp that into random positions. A strike-though seems a much more logical explanation.

    I'm trying to imagine what the strike-through might look like if the breakaway grease only partially filled the "T". Perhaps that could explain the inconsistent shape. I'm just speculating at this point.
     
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  15. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    I agree. Too small to be the T from LIBERTY.
     
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  16. willhurst01

    willhurst01 Member

    The size does seem smaller from measuring it with a caliper I'm just lost on what it might be I thought it was interesting for a post maybe I might send one to ngc as see what they say
     
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  17. paddyman98

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  18. yakpoo

    yakpoo Member

    I'm lost right along with you! I'm sure more knowledgeable folks will chime in shortly...like @paddyman98 just did.
     
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  20. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    I don't believe that plastic was used for coins & medals in 1836. Regardless, the plastic does not add any value to the medal nor does it provide any protection. It is very easy for the medal to take a hit while inside the plastic. Personally, I would take it out for clearer photos and then put it in a Saflip or airtite.
     
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  21. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    It looks like restrikes of this were being made at least through the 1980s.
     
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