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Yes, it's deteriorated amazingly, BUT

The bottom of TED is the best.
I'm not saying this die isn't majority overrun by deterioration. I am saying I've heard in rare instances doubling separation is found with it.

We'll see...WHAT? What brought your attention...?


  • KurisuKurisu Posts: 1,746 ✭✭✭✭✭

    To me it looks more like well worn machine jiggling maybe also with some die wear,
    Is my guess.

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  • Stingray63Stingray63 Posts: 299 ✭✭✭

    What are you using to get those close ups? Any special kind of camera?

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

    Nice example of die deterioration. This is very common on nickels from the 80s. One of the characteristics of hub doubling is thickening of the devises. I don't see that on your coin, but see lots of thinning, which is the giveaway that it's only die deterioration and nothing more.

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