Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by ldhair, Jun 29, 2022.
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Look at the difference between shield nickel strikes as to Liberty nickels.
The difference between the two....shield diameter 20.5 mm vs Liberty 21.2 mm diameter. Each still 5g.'s weight
That slight difference between the 2 made the blank thinner for a better strike results,as well less wear on the die. And remember the softness of silver and gold and the ability of the medal to flow makes for a sharper strike.
I'd leave her just as she is too.
How can a scrape go under the devices? It can't and no I'm not obsessed with anything.
Agreed. It looks like this proof did not start with a planchet already polished to a mirror surface. Instead, the planchet had a bit of surface roughness. The roughness did not obstruct the flow of metal up into the III, which is sharp and clean. But, it did not reflow into a full mirror-like surface in the field. The result is a small straight-line disruption in the mirror finish that can, at first glance, look a bit like a kind of scrape.
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