Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Beardigger, Aug 18, 2019.
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FWIW, I have seen a lot of the SQ's with this sort of "splotches" on them when I was searching bags of different dates & states. I have never agreed that it was a "patch of grease" that caused them. I still think that these coins were the result of satin finish dies* that began to deteriorate earlier than the Mint expected. Not wanting to waste these dies sooner than expected, the Mint simply polished them and "repurposed" them for striking circulation coins.
*I think this is also one of the reasons why the Mint discontinued the Satin Finish Mint Sets.
@Islander80-83 Thanks islander. I know about the in god we rust part. I was wondering about the areas around the head around the nose and back of the head.
I also recall seeing this in the 90s. I recall reading somewhere that it was Due to deterioration of the die finish. It was probably in one of the Numismatic periodicals but I can't remember. Sorry but I don't have a reference for verification.
I do agree with Chris that these aren't struck through grease. Just need to find the article(s) for proof
@MeowtheKitty appreciate the photo of your coin. @Islander80-83 I appreciate your info too. sorry I didn't understand completely your answer, but I do now! @Oldhoopster thank you for the info. maybe I can find the article online someplace. Will give it a try. @tommyc03 I have not heard of luster breaks. I'll check into it. Thanks! @cpm9ball Appreciate your insight into this. I will check that out too!
The T in TRUST took a hit.
I know, this is the area we're talking about...
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