Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Airkion, Jul 16, 2019.
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Did you notice the first digit of the date is entirely missing? Not even a shadow of the digit exists. I was unsure if that would be caused by unusual wear or not. I am not an error guy but had been following this as I thought it was intersting.
really old, lol!
Just a die filled with grease or debris. It's common, even on older coins. It is neat and I for one would save it just because but that's me.
So the grease filled dies then have a long history? I had been under the mistaken assumption that was a fairly recent thing.
If you look hard enough you can find greasers on early dates. I've seen many at coin shows. It's just more common with the larger numbers of coins that are being produced today. As production increases, so do the errors and it doesn't matter what it is that is being produced.
Think of an assembly line type production. If an error is made then the chances of the 10 in front of that error and the 10 behind that error are probably errors as well.
In the minting of coins the large numbers produced will and do create more errors than on older coins. Some become famous and others become common.
One of my favorites is a 1921-D Morgan Dollar where the mint mark got filled with grease. The only way it can be identified as a Denver issue is that it is a VAM that also occurs without the filled die.
Non scrubbed 3-4.
In this condition $1 max.
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