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Help With Possible Error on 1948 Roosevelt DIme

Happy New Year,

Had this dime for a while, and I am just now looking closely at it after buying a new macro lens for myself for the holidays. Hadn't seen the crack in the reverse before. Going from the top of the torch through the second "S" in States and into the rim.

Searched quite a bit and can't find any other mentions of this specific one. May just be a fairly common issue with this particular year, but wanted to see if anyone had any info. As an FYI this is a 1948P in an MSS66FB in a PCGS holder. Thanks in advance!


  • pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,346 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice looking dime! I'm not a Roosie specialist, but I know that these types of die cracks are fairly common. That said, I would think the spot of this crack would be a relatively common occurrence based on where I would suspect cracks to occur on the reverse die.
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    Hopefully one of the Rossie people will chime in

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  • cameonut2011cameonut2011 Posts: 9,913 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It looks like a die crack. There is no premium for it on your coin.

  • ms70ms70 Posts: 13,940 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2, 2021 8:45PM

    For instance, die-breaks are caused when the die starts to crack and break away. These are progressive error-varieties that change as more and more of the die breaks away. And, since most pieces struck by these failed or failing dies would never be considered acceptable by most mints, they are considered both an error and a variety as they repeat on multiple coins, some assigned by reference numbers.


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  • tennbjjtennbjj Posts: 94 ✭✭✭

    @cameonut2011 said:
    It looks like a die crack. There is no premium for it on your coin.

    Thanks! Not really interested in the premium, this one is too pretty to sell

  • emeraldATVemeraldATV Posts: 3,667 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm not sure.
    Try to cut back the luster and zoom in micro style.
    I use filters to levy a final conclusion.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Interesting die crack... Usually not worthy of premiums, but always interesting to find, especially when newly discovered on coins one already owns. Cheers, RickO

  • P0CKETCHANGEP0CKETCHANGE Posts: 2,039 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cool spot for a die crack. I like how it seems to emanate from the torch. Also, it's a very nice dime — I just picked one up in the same grade, also with peripheral toning in similar colors to your example. It's the first time I've really appreciated one of these.

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  • joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,583 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 3, 2021 7:19AM

    Nice feature, nice tone, nice grade and FB, nice year, NICE coin. B)
    Here's a full die crack.

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    Here's another one

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  • CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,257 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I haven't checked your dime here, but you might if you haven't already:


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