Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by RBurk, Apr 16, 2021.
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Very common date for sure but I've never seen a doubled flower pot nearly this extreme before. How can you call this normal?
So how did that happen then? To me (very novice) it looks like maybe the engraving is incomplete.
I do not know the answer, but IMO, the most likely cause is a dragging action occurred when the die leaves the coin surface after the strike.
To me, the columns look perfectly normal.
Did you ever see how cents are born? Or are you assuming it's a careful operation? There are videos on YouTube of cents being born. After you see one of those what you should be wondering is how any of them could ever come out as the Almighty Mint had intended. What you're seeing here is a consequence of the strike. The planchet moved a little, it wasn't a dead-on strike, that's all that is you're getting all worked up about. Watch one of those videos, it should be a good learning experience...
Check col. 5
You mention a crack. What happens when a die gets a crack? Metal is forced into the crack because of pressure, etc.
What about the other crack?
What about the rounded column?
And they drive themselves insane peering through microscopes in a relentless effort to identify them because some idiot as nearly insane as they are said they're tantamount to finding buried treasure... If that don't beat all...
"By the end of 1996 the new single-squeeze hubbing presses were also installed in the Philadelphia Mint’s die shop so that in 1997 they too began producing dies with the single-squeeze hubbing process. In 1997 some of the problems with the single-squeeze hubbing presses were eliminated and the quarter dies began to be produced by the single-squeeze hubbing method.
Both facilities, Denver and Philadelphia, continued to have problems producing half dollar dies with the single-squeeze hubbing method. Those problems were soon eliminated as well. The Mint subsequently announced that beginning in 1999 all U.S. coinage dies were being produced using the new single-squeeze hubbing process."
It goes on to say (though this is referring to coins minted after 2008)
"Once the master hub is created, it is used to make some test dies that strike sample coins. If there are any problems, the design can be tweaked in the computer and a new master hub created. Once the Mint is satisfied that all is as it should be, the master hub is used to make the appropriate master dies. The remainder of the process remains the same with the master dies being used to create the working hubs, and the working hubs then being used to make the working dies that will be used to strike the coins."
Surely they must have made made sample coins prior to 2008 though, this strikes me as a possibility.
Likely? No. But possible? You tell me.
I rather look at it like after coming here in their whirlwind they're getting their dose of reality for the first time. No wonder some of them feel offended, they're too stupid not to feel that way.
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