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Missing Railings: over polished die, minor variety 1971 D Nickel

Aspie_RoccoAspie_Rocco Posts: 3,252 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited April 23, 2022 9:45AM in U.S. Coin Forum

I remember then forget this variety every few years and finally nabbed a graded example. It is a minor variety and not too difficult to locate any given day on ebay or anywhere a variety hunter might view multiple examples. It would seem the reverse die was over polished and resulted in the “deletion” of the balcony rails on the roof of Monticello. I do not see obvious evidence of a die clash however, both sides exhibit heavy die polish lines.

For an easy to spot die marker there is a die gouge noticeable with the naked eye between the T and S of Cents. The missing rails are also easily seen with the naked eye.


  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,384 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Glad I learned about this minor error. Always nice to watch for something different. Thanks for sharing. Peace Roy

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Now I have to add another coin to my 'pocket list' when checking change. :D;) Cheers, RickO

  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 8,699 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow, there are so many to choose from. Thanks for letting us know. Picked up a fairly nice one today.

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  • leothelyonleothelyon Posts: 8,297 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 24, 2022 4:30PM

    There's an old thread on this variety somewhere. Nice find!
    Well, heck....here's the pic.


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