What's up with these 1960 D Cents?

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  1. Tin_Man_0

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  3. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    looks like die chips...wait for more opinions...
  4. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    Die chips here too .
  5. jtlee321

    jtlee321 Well-Known Member

    Definitely die chips. Those areas are small and slightly weaker and tend to break away after a while. Since those areas are raised on a die, when it breaks away, it no longer is flush with the field and tends to be as deep if not deeper than the surrounding valley of the digit. When a planchet is struck, the void created by the die chip makes a raised area on the coin.
  6. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    Die chips are quite common on the 1960-D cent, and can be found on both sides of the coins.
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  7. Robert Ransom

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  8. Tin_Man_0

    Tin_Man_0 Active Member

    Thanks for confirming. I can never tell what it's supposed to look like when there's a die chip or a chip in the die gets smooshed into the coin. I can't imagine there be die chips without those chips getting stamped ito the coin every so often. Anyway, I'm surprised to hear that the last two are also die chips?? Cuz i Don't see any chips or extra bits but rather extra edges on top of the numbers, something like this, but not exactly....

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