Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by JCro57, Mar 29, 2020.
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I believe it was not cut, but is misshapen to one side because the bottom (dated area) of the dime was very close to the quarter collar, leaving most of the other side of the coin unconstrained, and able to expand as both the Washington design and the local hardening of the Roosevelt features permitted.
Much of Roosevelt's portrait was reflowed because of the depth of the portrait and eagle recesses in the Washington dies, yet other areas of the dime did not reflow as much because they aligned with the flat fields and shallow letters of the quarter where there was less demand for filling of voids in the dies.
Double denomination error.
But I think it was an Intentionally made alteration with help by a Mint Employee back in 1963.
So altered. First the Dime was struck then fed into a Quarter chamber to be struck by Quarter dies.
They should be different fonts, one is a dime, one a quarter
Not saying if it had help or not, but struck in the mint
The silver dime planchet and 10 cent strike is genuine, but the quarter dies are fake. Very soft quarter details for the last (second) strike, even being a thinner planchet.
When looking at these type of double strikes. Shouldn't the perimeter lettering have stronger details than the deeper center details of the die? Just trying to get a handle on how to break them down?
I know I’m late.
I could tell that the host coin was genuine and over struck by the quarter impression. However, the image of the quarter was fuzzy, which to me indicated counterfeit dies
Why? Because I want it to be... THAT'S why. ;-)
(And yes, I already read your answer that it is, in fact, altered ;-)
Yeah, and the employee who lost his "pseudo-quarter" in the soda machine when it jammed up the works was fired! ~ Chris
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