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Die crack?

1949 jefferson nickle


  • ms70ms70 Posts: 13,940 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 11, 2021 6:51PM

    Clearer pics are needed but from what I see so far it looks like it could be a defective planchet.

    Take more focused pics about the size of the middle one.

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  • dagingerbeastttdagingerbeasttt Posts: 784 ✭✭✭✭

    Lamination peel?

  • BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 30,497 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I feel it's a PMD "Post Mint Damage" lamination from contact with something acidic during a rest while not in circulation.

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  • It looks up close like it's cracked hope this pi is better

  • ms70ms70 Posts: 13,940 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 11, 2021 7:20PM

    I think it's a split planchet with lamination, though I'm no expert.

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  • Ty for your help your more a expert then me 😁

  • pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,354 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ms70 said:
    I think it's a split planchet with lamination, though I'm no expert.

    I would agree. It looks like a partially laminated planchet that flaked off after striking. But I am also not an expert on this.

    There are really two types, something that split after the strike, and something that split before. I do not have good reference pictures. Hopefully one of the error guys can share some.

    A die crack would be a raised area above the surface where metal from the planchet was forced into the cracked space.

    See below for an example that might help you identify die cracks. The reverse of this Bust Half has two significant cracks ... one above the S, through the OF and above AM, and the other from the rim at 830, through the U, the tip of the wing, the olive leaves, the leg, the tail feathers and to the middle arrow shaft

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  • OldhoopsterOldhoopster Posts: 2,930 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Its a lamination crack as others have said


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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Appears to be a defective planchet... The last picture helped. Cheers, RickO

  • Ty for all your help.

  • BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 7,232 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Lamination. Also something amiss with the "O" in "OF"? Need a close up pix of the "O".

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  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,592 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like a lamination.

  • MsMorrisineMsMorrisine Posts: 31,834 ✭✭✭✭✭


    not sure of value.

    worth keeping as an example of what one looks like.

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