Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Insider, Jul 28, 2021.
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Let's not start that again with Insider!
Well, what looks like the 'cratered' areas seem to be raised, and my first thought was corrosion on the dies, but not an option. Next thought was etching (acid) on the dies, but again, the options don't specify which surface the acid etching would be on, so to play it safe, I'll go with 'Worn Die'.
But if the Acid Etched option could apply to acid on the die, I'll go with that.
Edit to add - The "buffed reverses" subset of VAMs is one I actively collect.
I can only add the elementary observation that if this damage is on the die, it is on the flat surface only, and the incuse lettering is unaffected.
I can imagine the flat surface of the die (which strikes the fields) could suffer damage, corrosion, or rust that would not affect the lettering or devices. It could have been set on a shelf and rusted, or dropped onto polishing residue, and so on.
Several of the previous posts seem very plausible. I eagerly await the reveal.
I'll go with
Post mint damage for $100 Alex.
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