Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by James Pence, Apr 18, 2021.
Sorry I try and get better pictures in a few minutes
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It looks like a star but it wasn't done intentionally by the Mint. It's just Paredolia.
If I had a better picture you would see it really star there is no mistaking it. I'm just wondering if anyone has EVER came across anything like this.ive only been doing this for like three years, which I know isn't long, but I never seen something like this before
Grease doesn't fill and harden like that, that's too localized for a grease-filled crevice.
It's incused into both stems of the letter A. Just 2 tiny spots. That would happen in the very beginning of die deterioration. Small amounts of compacted grease
I've seen it a few times on different letters and numbers.
Well, look at it this way. First, the Mint didn't roll those pennies. So, the coin got molested before it got wrapped.
Sorry, Paddy, not buying it. That's a hit of some kind. Were it just grease, the whole crevice would be affected, not just some small part in the middle, because the grease is distributed uniformly, necessarily seeping into every crevice. That goes to why these dies are greased, in the first place. That has nothing whatsoever to do with early or for that matter any stages of die deterioration. It's simply so the dies, which are running hot, like an engine, don't seize to the planchets. As these dies are greased, every crevice takes its share in, necessarily, it can't be helped, they're crevices. That filled-in grease doesn't harden in the middle, somewhere. As it hardens, it hardens throughout the crevice. So keep swinging, if you want, but it's not hardened grease, I'm not persuaded, something hit it.
You're entitled to your own opinion and I am with mine..
Over and out.
OK. I thought we might reach an understanding, but I'll let it at that.
Me, too...see the marks but can't "see" a star. Like the blot test...different folks see different things.
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