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oih82w8oih82w8 Posts: 11,659 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited June 24, 2022 5:02AM in U.S. Coin Forum

Full Split Bands?


I was looking and dreaming at Fred Weinberg's collection (not sure if this is/was his) at Heritage there are of course some magnificent coins. The 1945 dime is famous for bring weakly struck, especially the center band areas on the reverse.

Just curious.

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  • seanqseanq Posts: 8,531 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Grading services typically do not award superlatives like FSB or FS to misstruck coins. I have seen the same thing on off-center nickels from the 1950s where there is typically little to no step detail. Because the collar was not present, the dies were able to travel closer together, resulting in the stronger than usual strike.

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