Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Insider, Oct 28, 2020.
Can someone help them out? What is this and why?
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I'd sure like to see just one example. I don't know the date. The OP did not say.
I'd like to see one of Tough coins examples also. I'm wondering what the difference is between a depressed line and an incuse line. IMO, what you have described is a thin scratch and a thick scratch. Both have a furrow into the surface and raised borders (until they are worn down).
I have an open mind but the ONLY other thing this can be is a raised die break. EDIT: NOPE, it is a SCRATCH.
Remember to flatten your staples Ladies and Gentlemen.
The coin is a 1926-P. Furthermore, the only type of staple that could make a scratch this wide MIGHT be found in a hospital or construction site.
Add print shop.
I've got some 25x50 stainless steel sticher wire that could devalue a coin quick enough.
I was really just doing a PSA and reminding people to flatten their staples.
have a look at these 2 and examine the area in question. Similar?
sold on Legend Jan 30
I saw the same on coins of other dates I sampled as well. Thus, my conclusion that it is in the master hub. It need not show up on all coins, as erosion of working dies will remove those details over time.
Well, both images sure look like a match to me. And it's just a guess on my part but that seems to rule out the scratch on the coin theory.
Now as for the hub theory, seems like a good probability. Here's why. The Buffs from 1913-15 were all from the same hub. But in 1916 they changed the hub and these are the changes they made -
revised obv: letters sharper, head outline changed. Field texture on the obverse all gone. Reverse fields remained textured to the end, although the texture fades a little each year.
There were no more hub changes through 1938.
Given the hub changes that were made in 1916, the area in question was left alone. So it seems to stand to reason that the same detail, obviously present on the 1913 coin and the 1926 coin we can see, was indeed on the master hub.
Others may disagree but I can't think of another possible explanation right now. If anybody else can, please speak up.
IMO, none of your coins are even close.
Thanks for taking the time to back up your opinion. This image is close enough for me to research something I've never seen before. The image below has a "furrow" that is similar to the OP coin. It is in a much different position - closer to the design. The coin below has FOUR furrows in different parts of its design. Until I find and get one of these coins under my scope, I don't know exactly what caused this. I do not believe it is on the hub because I would have seen this characteristic on at least one nickel SOMETIME in fifty years!
One thing for certain: The coin below is NOT SCRATCHED.
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