Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Alexander Sanchez, Dec 15, 2019.
Would you guys consider this to be die deterioration. Or is is it minting process striations marks.
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Quite common on most coins. They are best seen on uncirculated coins.
They are found along side of Striation Marks, but are caused by two different things.
thank you for your reply by looking close up at the images of this 1958-d do you not see any doubling whatsoever taking place?
http://www.varietyvista.com/01a LC Doubled Dies Vol 1/DDO 1958-D.htm
Yes you also see the exact thing on the mint mark. See what Jim said above.
Mine looks like thus one on viarity vista. @alurid thank you.
The line you see in the center of the numbers is sometimes reflection from angled lights, and sometimes, especially on mint cents with little to no wear it is because there are very slight angles (bevels) on the top of the numbers and letters of the coin so the die will withdraw after striking easier. Early die strikes can show them, but they become more rounded after thousands and thousands. These wear quickly in circulation. IMO, Jim
Don't forget to inspect the entire coin. Many times people get so focused on one particular thing they ignore the other evident indicators.
I think your looking at your coins with too much magnification. At anything much above 10X magnification any and all the surfaces look rough with lines, dents and die marks looking like mint errors. They are errors but very minor and are insignificant. I have an old school optical binocular microscope that is 15X by 45X magnification and very seldom use the higher power. I wish that the low end was 10X power but it came at 15X and I’m stuck with it. I’ve become use to it after 25 years so I just roll with it. So try looking at your coins at lower power and you won’t drive yourself crazy each time you look at a coin.
Just my two cents worth at 15X power.
Thank you for all the great advice guys. Learn lots from everyone.
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