Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Don B, May 21, 2019.
Found this one a few days ago!
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Can we get a picture of both sides and also of the edge that’s smashed or missing please?
Yes. Both sides please. Could be damage or could be a clipped planchet. I'm not seeing any Blakesly Effect on the opposite side of the portion in question. Would be helpful to see both sides (always).
Looks slightly MAD too. I still don't see any Blakesly but that doesn't mean it's not a clipped planchet. I would error on the side of saying it is legit. Cool.
Finally a good find!
I'm not sure just yet. Besides not showing the Blakesley Effect, I believe I also see some remnants of the reeds (vertical lines) on the edge where it was clipped. I could be wrong, but that is my thought. What say you @paddyman98 ? @Fred Weinberg ?
I'm thinking Straight Clip. Planchet cut out of the edge of the sheet.. But slightly.
I was wondering why it was a straight line & not curved...edge of the sheet works. Wouldn't the clipped edge be smoother? It almost looks like it could have been ground down.. just curious.
Just found it in my change a few days ago!
Looks like an ever so slight clip. Nice find and a real Mint error.
Looks legitimate to me.
I feel like some folks are jumping the gun and declaring this a mint error based on some rather blurry photos. It's not clear enough to tell metal flows and I'd appreciate it if the OP could provide more clear photos. Edit: that being said, it does appear more likely to be a straight clip than not... maybe I'm just tired and my eyes are straining.
Is this better?
IMO, it's PMD. The core/clad layers are centered, the reeding appears too strong in the clip area, the rims are strong, and the contour of the clip all lead me to believe that it was just someone with a grinder that altered the coin.
BTW. Much nicer pics
Makes sense, still kind of cool!
Think scratch off tickets....its been working out a lot.
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