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1930 Mercury Dime: Is this a worn die problem?

jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 8,697 ✭✭✭✭✭

What exactly causes this to the letter T in LIBERTY on this Mercury Dime? None of the other letters show this affect, except maybe starting on the Y. Just curious. I've looked at many other 1930 Mercury Dimes online and CoinFacts and did not see any with this deformity. My only thought would be a worn or damaged die. Your thoughts?

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  • pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,342 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not fully struck at those points

    Nice images!

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It looks like (from those magnified, tiny area pictures) a weak strike. JMO Cheers, RickO

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