How can only a couple letters look different.

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by MRC1963, Nov 28, 2020.

  1. MRC1963

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  3. cpm9ball

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    Why don't the rims of the Grand Canyon erode in exactly the same way?
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  4. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    The way the Die was cut. The minting process does not occur evenly over the life of the dies. The design of the coin may cause weak spots in certain areas. These are just a few of the possibilities.
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  5. MRC1963

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    Ok. I’m done asking questions here. I don’t know it all like you guys obviously do. I don’t understand some of the comments back. For those who have been helpful thanks.
    I’ll find the info I need else where.
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  6. cpm9ball

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    I'm just trying to point out that die erosion has no set pattern. I'm sorry if that confuses you.
  7. Gary L Bostic

    Gary L Bostic New Member

    Dies wear over time and leave small BOO BOOs on coins Thanks for posting your coin.
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  8. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    As coin dies deteriorate from use, they lose sharpness which is reflected upon the coins they produce. Collectors study this and classify this deterioration has die states. The most obvious markers for die states are raised lines that are caused by die breaks, but overall losses in sharpness are also included in these observations.
  9. Joea59

    Joea59 Member

    I understand what MRC1963 was saying. Sometimes some of these comments start to get old and sometimes kinda childish. Why can't we just answer the questions like we would like to be answered ourselfs? Straight forward and without any riddles. I'm just saying. Nothing personal towards you but it does happen quite often here from other members as well.
  10. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    No extra value. Very small amount of die deterioration damage like many many coins from that era. I would spend it.
    However it's good that you noticed such minor different.
  11. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    Good answers, Thanks
  12. Kentucky

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    I often like my answers with some humor...maybe it's just me
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  13. mike estes

    mike estes Active Member

    all the letters look alike to me, the 2 black lines are pointing to the L and I in LIBERTY. I think they both look like the same Font the engraver was using for this Quarter. if you get mad at my opinion then why are you asking questions anyway? you got to take the good with the bad. sorry if my answer offended you
  14. Cliff Reuter

    Cliff Reuter New Member

    in this case, the letters are different because of MD. MD can affect only 1 letter or device. Clad and nickel coins seem to have an abundance of MD as well.
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