Silly question maybe, but is this simply die deterioration?

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  1. C-B-D

    C-B-D U.S. Type Coins or death!

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  3. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    I think the dissapearing unum is simply a filled die.
  4. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    I don't know, who cares? Maybe a weak strike. Forget about it, it's a nice coin! icon_smile_thumbsup.gif
  5. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    The E in UNITED is quite soft also. Struck Through Debris.
  6. CircCam

    CircCam Victory

    My first thought was strike through as well, but then the whole design is weak and has the die deterioration visible...

    Maybe both?
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  7. atcarroll

    atcarroll Well-Known Member

    Almost looks like a rusted die, between the letters and dentils.
  8. C-B-D

    C-B-D U.S. Type Coins or death!

    Crazy looking coin. Solid MS64 IMO.
  9. C-B-D

    C-B-D U.S. Type Coins or death!

    On both sides. Details of the devices are all muddied up.
  10. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random nobody...

    My gut feeling was a modern Chinese fake, but the diagnostic on those is a gap in the upper ear where the detail is missing due to the lower relief. I think I see the detail in the ear of yours @C-B-D. I’m leaning towards heavily-deteriorated die.

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    Here’s pics of a genuine coin I took under similar lighting conditions.

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  11. messydesk

    messydesk Well-Known Member

    Looks like a heavily worn die to me.
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  12. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes? Supporter

    Yup, that is just struck from a tired old die. The disappearing letters, mushy stars, bloated details... characteristic of an old die.

    Kind of interesting, but that weird effect around the edge just inside of the dentils is also due to a worn out old die.
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  13. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    Those cuts above her eye don't look like no coin did that
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