Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Joseph Roller, Nov 25, 2020.
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Looks like a Indent strike with Brockage on the Obverse.
Interesting. I just don't know what happened to the rest of the Cent.
@JCro57 take a look.
If it is intentional PMD, it would take one heck of a lot of pressure to make it happen. Maybe someone stacked two coins on the railroad tracks, but the vibration as the train neared caused the top coin to slip off before they were hit by a wheel.
I'm putting my money on something similar to what you are proposing.
Also, note that the "cleanly-struck" portion of the obverse is the lower right quadrant while the "cleanly-struck" portion of the reverse is the upper right quadrant. If this had been a true Mint error, wouldn't that portion of the Memorial be upside down?
Does look like a Brockage though. They did a good job on that part.
That says, and I agree, that this started out as normal One Cent piece. Someone placed another One Cent piece on top with the reverse down against the obverse. When smashed, the small, clean struck, portioned survived as original. This left just a very small portion of the culprit to leave its mark.
I'm not so sure about the "vice job". Look at the depth of the impression. It's almost the full thickness of a cent. I don't think anyone could be capable of exerting enough pressure to create this using a vice. A train could, though.
If it was a vice job wouldn't there some indications from the jaws? A train is the only culprit I can think of.
It's definitely not vise or manipulation.
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