Is this a die crack or strike through ? I can't tell the difference.

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by Barbara Holliman, Jun 26, 2019.

  1. Barbara Holliman

    Barbara Holliman New Member

    It goes from rim to rim and seemed to bubble up along some portions of the line
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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Without seeing the entire coin, it looks more like a scratch from something that came in contact to the coin AFTER being minted.
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  4. Dougmeister

    Dougmeister The Coin Scavenger © ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Isn't a strike through concave?
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  5. Barbara Holliman

    Barbara Holliman New Member

    It definitely isn't from something coming in contact with it after leaving the mint.

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  6. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Well-Known Member

    Welcome to Coin Talk. It would be more helpful if you would post a clear photo of the entire coin. Judging by your newest photos, IMO it's not a strike through nor a die crack. Looking at pics 3 through 7 the raised metal makes it look more like a deep scratch. See how it runs through the bottom of the letter A. As @furryfrog02 said, that would happen only after it was minted. As always, wait for more opinions.
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  7. Barbara Holliman

    Barbara Holliman New Member

    With a die cracks die fills and seals the crack. As you can see in this coin, the die couldn't fill-in the area. It was pushed to the sides by whatever object forms this line. This site was recommended, it's not for me. Seems to be filled with undercover haters, "Armchair Know It All's " who in their narcissistic frenzies forget to use common sense.
  8. Justin35

    Justin35 New Member

    in other words they disagree with you.. Based on the evidence they have seen.
  9. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

  10. Barbara Holliman

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  11. Barbara Holliman

    Barbara Holliman New Member

    Key Word ... Evidence
  12. eric6794

    eric6794 Well-Known Member

    Armchair know it alls LOL. Dear Barbara this website has some of the leading numismatic experts in the world. I by far am not one of them but I can tell it's a scratch. Why say you can't tell the difference in your title and then call people haters when they tell you it's a scratch? :banghead:
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  13. frankjg

    frankjg Well-Known Member

    Its a scratch. It’s goes over the rim.

    Get lost.
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  14. Bambam8778

    Bambam8778 Well-Known Member

    Not a struck through error.
  15. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Well-Known Member

    You've probably left Coin Talk but in case you're still around read the following: If it was a die crack the line would be raised. Your coin shows displaced metal on both sides of the scratch.
  16. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    Agree. The raised areas on the coin looks like displaced metal from a sharp scratch. The concave areas in the rim as well as the appearance of the scratch don't look like a typical die crack IMO
  17. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    It’s a great big, deep scratch. Sometimes these marks are deceptive because they appear to be raised, like a die break. The reason they appear to be raised is that the metal is pushed up from the surface. Think of it as something like a ditch. When you dig it, the dirt gets piled up on the side.
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  18. Barbara Holliman

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  19. Barbara Holliman

    Barbara Holliman New Member

    Sooooo let me get this straight. Something scratched this coin leaving bubbling and bulging ( which would occur while metal is still in a pliable stage ), not jagard metal along it's path. Lol ! This site may have experts but for the others, the ASSumers, Stay In Your Lane.
  20. eric6794

    eric6794 Well-Known Member

    so let me get this straight I just recreated the same coin you have by taking my fixed blade knife down a quarter with poor picture quality lol1.jpg lol2.jpg
  21. eric6794

    eric6794 Well-Known Member

    stay in your lane lol for those who dont know the meaning means mind your own business which is quite funny when someone comes here asking for opinions.
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