Peru 1871-YJ Un Sol Lam Errors and Die Breaks ?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Hookman, Jan 18, 2020.

  1. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    I won this 1871 Peru Sol last week and it arrived today. Because of how dark the coin is in hand and my poor photo skills, I'm just going to provide a link to the completed sale of the coin. The photos there are much better.

    The question(s) involve whether or not there are lamination errors on this coin (or some suggestions of what those might be) and if the cracks/die breaks that I see are really cracks or die breaks, or something else.
    I'd like to hear any and all opinions any member might have.

    First, the coin :


    Then shoutouts to the best error guys :

    @Fred Weinberg

    Thanks in advance for any ideas, insights, opinions or thoughts.
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  3. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    Looks like die breaks. Wait for more opinions...
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  4. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Let me help you with the pictures
    s-l400 (1).jpg s-l400 (2).jpg

    Look like Die Breaks.
    I don't know about laminations though.
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  5. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

    Looks like die break.
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  6. longshot

    longshot Enthusiast Supporter

    Looking at pictures of other examples, it looks like die breaks are quite common on these.
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  7. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the opinions. I thought they were die breaks also.
    @paddyman98 , what I saw as lams is the line on the left side of the obverse that runs under FIRME Y and then ends in FELIZ and on the reverse, it's the colored line that runs through the plant on the left, then North through the ANA LI of PERUANA LIMA.
    It's probably just discoloration, or more die breaks. The coin is very dark in hand.
    I think I will need to get a lighted computer microscope. lol

    @longshot You've probably seen many more of these than I have, because of the ones I've seen there haven't been a lot of die breaks. I'll have to look at some more of them.

    I went after this coin because of the good detail on both sides and the possible errors. Except for how dark it is, I'm quite happy with it.

    Thanks to everyone for their help and opinions.
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