Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Rachel Perez, Sep 17, 2019.
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You only showed a photo of the obverse of this coin. Can we see a photo of the reverse, or could you tell us what MM is on the reverse? I believe it is located right below the eagles' tail on the reverse.
No MM means minted in Philly. This is most likely PMD. Now I will try to explain why.
Several unlikely things had to occur at the Philly mint for this to happen. First off they were still using a hand punch to add the MM to the dies at the mint during this time. This meant someone working in the Philly mint in 1925 had to have a San Fransisco MM punch in their pocket at work one day. They then proceeded to punch an obverse of one of the dies near the forehead. This would cause the MM to appear on the rest of the coins that that obverse die made before someone noticed.
Since there are quite a few collectors out there collecting Peace Dollars I think this would be a well known "error" by now if this had actually happened.
Although I haven't looked at the fakes recently for Peace Dollars I just recall seeing the IN being weirdly elongated/stretched along with the other words being inconsistent. Normally you could just check the websites but those have been cleansed lately.
Didn't we have another peace dollar or something with an S like that a while ago ??
@Heavymetal that it looks like it's glued on.
PS.. Not glued on either
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Mint marks were punched onto the die, not the coin. If it was punched on the die I have to wonder why no other Peace dollars like this were never found before this.
Actually they punched each die obverse or reverse depending on where MM was located on that particular series. Then this die would be used to make thousands of coins before being retired. Anything that is raised on the coin was incuse on the die that made it.
and although I can't tell exactly what it is from
the photos, it's not an error on the die, or anything
from the Mint when it was struck, imo.
Really, acetone? Reason I asked is because I purchased a pretty nice Morgan 3-4 months back, and the idiot that mailed it to me, taped the damn coin to some cardboard. Well living in FL, and it was the height of full blown Summer... and probably well over 100+ degrees in the mailbox, the tape literally "melted onto the coin". I was going to return it, but I never got around to doing so.
I soaked it in warm water a few times with a single drop of dawn but, the coin still looks like crap...I heard about acetone before & thought for sure it would ruin the coin as, cleaned...? Prior to the tape ordeal, it should have graded out as at least MS63 or possibly 64... At this point the coin is just ruined. Any thoughts would be great. TY
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