Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by eric6794, Apr 3, 2020.
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Worn Die Strike..
Fact:Old Man of the Mountain is no longer there. The rock face collapsed a few years ago.
Fell in 2003.
I remember seeing it on a camping trip through the White Mountains in the summer of 94-95. I also remember about his face falling off in the news.
Freezing and thawing opened fissures in the Old Man's "forehead". By the 1920s, the crack was wide enough to be mended with chains, and in 1957 the state legislature passed a $25,000 appropriation for a more elaborate weatherproofing, using 20 tons of fast-drying cement, plastic covering and steel rods and turnbuckles, plus a concrete gutter to divert runoff from above. A team from the state highway and park divisions maintained the patchwork each summer.
Nevertheless, the formation collapsed to the ground between midnight and 2 a.m., May 3, 2003.Dismay over the collapse was so great that people visited to pay tribute, with some leaving flowers.
I figured it was something simple. My first thought was that grease clogged the die in that area but die deterioration makes sense as well.
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