Grading PL 1968 Canadian $1 - Die Polish or Damage?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Kipling79, Feb 27, 2021.

  1. Kipling79

    Kipling79 New Member

    Hello Again -

    I recently grabbed some Canadian PL sets and was excited to find my 2nd error, ever ( a Double Horizon). According to what I am seeing though, it would only be worth grading if it received a PL65 or higher.

    At 5x magnification, I noticed these obvious lines across the obverse, but used my microscope to show them to you in detail. Are they die polish lines? And if so, does this destroy the grade?

    P.S. Sorry for the weird color; my microscope and the cellophane don't play well together. Also, these lines are not on the cellophane... I checked multiple times.

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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    Looks like Planchet striations . I guess . :rolleyes:
     
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  4. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else

    They are unlikely to be from die polishing as they are on the devices as well as being perfectly parallel.The devices are the incused part of the die. Wait for others but my feeling is a planchet issue
     
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  5. Kipling79

    Kipling79 New Member

    Thank you all for the replies. The planchet error makes sense, and really helps me with my grading decision.

    Unfortunately, though, my lifetime record still stands at finding only one error. Haha. This particular coin appears to be a normal strike after further research... I could have sworn (initially) that the arrow on "Coins and Canada" was pointing at the small arc between the horizon and water lines as the marker for this variant. Darn.

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  6. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else

    Head up, keep looking, that is where the fun and learning experience is. And if you have found 1 error that is 1 more than countless thousands of coin collectors around the globe have .
     
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  7. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    Please show a picture of the entire coin for us beginners. Thanks
     
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  8. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Show the whole coin obverse and reverse. Nice find.
     
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  9. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    Do you prefer a color . Purple perhaps ?
     
  10. mike estes

    mike estes Well-Known Member

    hey Kipling79 i believe what your seeing are Planchet striations as SensibleSal66 mentioned in his post above. the die polish lines in pictures I've seen before are more grouped together. there not always straight, or in a straight line. 1st picture is Planchet striations:
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    die polish lines:
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    hope this helps. great pictures by the way. weird colors don't bother me. good luck brother
     
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