Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by willhurst01, Jan 17, 2021.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
I agree. Too small to be the T from LIBERTY.
Show the other side please.
@paddyman98 just did.
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.
It looks like restrikes of this were being made at least through the 1980s.
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