Papal States 10 soldi - ex mount?

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  1. mrbadexample

    mrbadexample Well-Known Member

    Can I ask for opinions on this please? I thought at first it was ex-mount but now I'm not so sure.

    Italian States Papal States 10 soldi 1867R (1).JPG Italian States Papal States 10 soldi 1867R (2).JPG Italian States Papal States 10 soldi 1867R (3).jpg Italian States Papal States 10 soldi 1867R (4).jpg
     
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  3. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    Could be soder from being welded into jewelry. In my Krause catalog that blob is not there. KM#1376
     
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2020
  4. The Eidolon

    The Eidolon Well-Known Member

    Position looks like it was used as a button.
     
  5. mrbadexample

    mrbadexample Well-Known Member

    The reasons I am not so sure are as follows:

    1. If it was used as a button I would expect to see more wear to the edges and reverse.
    2. It seems unusual to have the pontiff's head as the back of the button.
    3. The material seems to be consistent with that of the coin.
    4. The coin has spent a good deal of time in circulation with the abnormality present - the close up photo shows wear to the top half of the blob consistent with that of the coin. Used as a button then returned to circulation? Seems unlikely to me.
    5. The die shows a couple of decent size breaks so the possibility of die degradation could be considered.
    6. If this was a die defect then I would expect a concomitant weak area in the reverse, which is present.

    But it still looks ex-mount. :sorry:
     
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  6. gxseries

    gxseries Coin Collector

    It's still ex jewellery regardless of where the wear points are...
     
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