The”7” appears to be splitting...

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Chip Kirkpatrick, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. Chip Kirkpatrick

    Chip Kirkpatrick Well-Known Member

    D92D8470-A2D6-4845-B0B4-AEF6C0857558.jpeg 6F2FB10B-67EA-403C-A57A-6F654A521101.jpeg 2038752D-BAF6-44CD-871D-8A8EDA3695C3.jpeg 40E1834E-D9CC-47CE-972E-65931B69B5FB.jpeg 440B3CF4-DE9F-423B-9F64-03BDAD302C0F.jpeg AB9EDB1A-E5F1-4E73-88F3-80EEB13A871C.jpeg the top of the 7 in this 1974 Kennedy appears to be splitting or separating.

    Is this common?

    (I also photo’d it “upside down” to give another angle. Also the quality of the photos may distort the picture. I apologize but it’s the best I can offer. )
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  3. frankjg

    frankjg Well-Known Member

    You’ve posted this already

    Worn coin, possibly worn die. No premium.
  4. Chip Kirkpatrick

    Chip Kirkpatrick Well-Known Member

    Have you actually seen this before or are you making an assumption? I ask because the coin does not seem to be worn and it appears to me to be an odd place for that to appear.

    Not challenging, merely asking.
  5. frankjg

    frankjg Well-Known Member

    Yes, I’ve seen it before.

    You have to ask yourself, why would the mint create a die with the corner of the seven worn off? They wouldn’t, it makes zero sense. It’s just worn down.

    If I’m not mistake, the corner of the seven is a high point.
  6. Chip Kirkpatrick

    Chip Kirkpatrick Well-Known Member

    Well that argument can apply to any error, can’t it? I assume that errors are mistakes. Unfortunately the photos are as good as I can produce but it definitely looks like the coin has split at that point.
  7. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    If it was a true doubling, it wouldn't just affect one small area, the vertical shaft near where it joins the horizontal you should also see some doubling effect as it is near and also about same angle. IMO, Jim
  8. Chip Kirkpatrick

    Chip Kirkpatrick Well-Known Member

    F7B201B9-C4C4-43DA-AF09-1C1C8B99C919.jpeg FDB3BCBD-4064-49F8-86F5-CF06B283D464.jpeg I’m not calling it doubling. I don’t know if a term exists for this.

    Don’t know if this helps or hurts my position but I had access to a much more powerful magnifier today and I snapped a couple of pictures. One top up and another on its side.

    I’m sorry but it looks like the number has split. If I’m wrong, I’m wrong and I apologize.
  9. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    Its not wrong to be wrong:) I thought you were referring to split used as in split serifs of die doubling, rather that split as in cutting. Sorry , Jim
  10. Chip Kirkpatrick

    Chip Kirkpatrick Well-Known Member

    Sorry about the repost. Didn’t think it went through.
  11. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    The "split serif" term is correlated to Doubled Die or RPMs.
    So, yes you are calling it doubled.

    It does look like a notch though.

    here's an interesting thread about split serifs on a half dollar here ==>
  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    To me this looks like it was minted from a worn die. It would be extremely rare and odd for one coin to be splitting in one exact place. The odds would be astronomical but the value would be low.

    It just appears that it is splitting. The coin is not worn but the Die in that area was worn.
  13. Chip Kirkpatrick

    Chip Kirkpatrick Well-Known Member

    I took it to a coin shop yesterday where they have an employee that is extremely knowledgeable about coins and errors. He agreed it IS splitting and also spotted 2 other areas on that coin that I missed. He agreed it was a weakened die
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