Canada 1964 Dime-very unusual Die rotation. Information and Help needed please.

Is it technically possible for this rather large die rotation of approximately 240 degrees clockwise to be a mint error?
I assume that die rotation is usually measured applying clock-wise rotation starting at zero degrees on the obverse, vertical -Head up=zero.
Will TPG's recognize this rotation?
Does this coin command a premium on the market in raw condition or should it be certified?
thanks everyone.

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  • PCGS will recognize the rotation, and even put the degree of rotation on the slab label, upon request. 1964 is an odd year, I have seen 5c with almost 180 degree rotation, and I once pulled a BU 1-cent out of a mint bag with 170 degree (almost coinage) rotation.

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  • sylsyl Posts: 554 ✭✭✭

    A "heads up" display has the Obv 180 degree mark halfway between the "E" of Elizabeth and "A" of Regina.

  • YQQYQQ Posts: 2,230 ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 23, 2019 10:27AM

    Syl, what do you mean with "heads up display"? 0/360 obv on top?

    To clarify, I will take another regular dime and show them together obv/rev.
    will do this later today...when it gets to be dark. its too nice outside while you guys are freezing back east.

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  • sylsyl Posts: 554 ✭✭✭

    I mean that, when you show the Obverse, the bottom marker on the 2X2 should be halfway between the A in regina and the E in Lizzy. The one you showed first is already Obv rotated by your marks.

  • YQQYQQ Posts: 2,230 ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 23, 2019 1:13PM

    thanks, your comments are great and helpful.
    much appreciated. I am taking new images and will post before going for a hike.

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  • YQQYQQ Posts: 2,230 ✭✭✭✭

    new and better details comparing another 1964 dime

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  • thefinnthefinn Posts: 1,181 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like about 115 degrees to me. They measure the shortest route.

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