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What could have caused these cracks

Looking to improve my knowledge of coins and came a crossed




this. Can anyone explain or tell me what to research to find out what caused this. Thank you

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    SmudgeSmudge Posts: 9,257 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Dies wearing out is the short answer.

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,836 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 19, 2022 8:35PM

    Die crack: A die crack occurs when a die, after being subjected to immense pressure during the minting process, cracks, causing a small gap in the die. If this damaged die continues to produce coins, the metal will fill into the crack, thus revealing a raised line of metal in the finished coin.

    Please show the entire coin front and back. Great pictures BTW!

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

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    lilolmelilolme Posts: 2,467 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 19, 2022 9:22PM

    Go to this page link and near the bottom is die cracks with various types.

    https://www.error-ref.com/part_iv__die_errors/

    This link and others can be found in the first post of the Resources thread at the top of the US Forum.

    Edit: This thread has a progression of die cracks which might be of interest.

    https://forums.collectors.com/discussion/1076990/10c-1798-large-8-tracking-the-cracking#latest

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @junior006... Welcome aboard. The references/information above should help you to understand the issue completely. Nice pictures. Cheers, RickO

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    Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,676 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Die cracks and breaks are always fun to discover. Peace Roy

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    ShamikaShamika Posts: 18,760 ✭✭✭✭

    Metal fatigue in the die due to repeated exposure to high stresses leads to inevitable cracking and eventual failure.

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    jedmjedm Posts: 2,944 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great pics! But we always seem to ask for a full coin pic as well. Welcome to the forum.

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    Here are pictures of the full coin is this something

    to send in for grading or no?

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    giorgio11giorgio11 Posts: 3,821 ✭✭✭✭✭

    No. It's a 1921 Philadelphia Morgan dollar, the most common of the entire series by far, and well-circulated. Still cool with the die cracks though! But they add little if any value here.

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,836 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @giorgio11 said:
    No. It's a 1921 Philadelphia Morgan dollar, the most common of the entire series by far, and well-circulated. Still cool with the die cracks though! But they add little if any value here.

    So these cracks are common on these in the same locations?

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

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    ElKevvoElKevvo Posts: 4,064 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @OAKSTAR said:

    So these cracks are common on these in the same locations?

    They can be. Just depends on how long the die held up before it's service life ended.

    K

    ANA LM

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