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Coin FinderCoin Finder Posts: 6,954 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited January 18, 2023 3:29PM in U.S. Coin Forum





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    FlatwoodsFlatwoods Posts: 4,122 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'll be the first to put my foot in my mouth.
    The obverse looks off to me.
    I assume you are asking about the reverse though.

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    jonathanbjonathanb Posts: 3,428 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Possibly a large strike-through. If I had the coin in hand I'd want to look closely at the edges of the affected area. If any metal is displaced above the surface of the coin, that would speak to damage instead.

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    FlatwoodsFlatwoods Posts: 4,122 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think someone hit it with a hammer and another object. Screwdriver?

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    PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,439 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like a struck through or perhaps a detached lamination.

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    Glen2022Glen2022 Posts: 844 ✭✭✭✭

    @1946Hamm said:
    PMD A struck thru would not have the design in the bottom of the depression.

    That makes sense.

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    FlatwoodsFlatwoods Posts: 4,122 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 18, 2023 3:59PM

    Better pics now. Looks like it was squeezed or pressed.
    It went up onto the denticle.
    Damage on corresponding obverse rim too.

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    BryceMBryceM Posts: 11,735 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 18, 2023 3:59PM

    Hmmm. The areas around the defect appear to be completely normal, which argues against a post-mint impact. The detail inside the defect is pretty soft, arguing for an as-minted phenomenon.

    Here's a strike-through photo I stole from a Google search that shows a similar appearance. I'm the furthest thing from an expert in mint errors though.

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    FlatwoodsFlatwoods Posts: 4,122 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BryceM said:

    I'm the furthest thing from an expert in mint errors though.

    Wanna bet? :#

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    PizzamanPizzaman Posts: 226 ✭✭✭
    edited January 18, 2023 4:14PM

    Thinking planchet struck thru. Die struck over it and didn't take in the deep areas.

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    gonzergonzer Posts: 2,991 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks to 100% a strike-thru made during striking.

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    BryceMBryceM Posts: 11,735 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Flatwoods said:

    @BryceM said:

    I'm the furthest thing from an expert in mint errors though.

    Wanna bet? :#

    LOL. Well, compared to some of the nonsense "error" parking-lot stuff that gets posted here I'm probably at Einstein-level..... but compared to the world-class error experts here, I'm a certified novice.

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    WilliamFWilliamF Posts: 832 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @1946Hamm said:
    PMD A struck thru would not have the design in the bottom of the depression.

    Actually I have seen countless strike throughs that are exactly the opposite of this, more often than not the design elements do show through if it is struck through cloth or some other malleable substance.

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    Che_GrapesChe_Grapes Posts: 1,851 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Could it have been an indentation that was on the planchette?

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    tincuptincup Posts: 4,785 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have to go with the strike through camp also. PMD would show some ridges, or up turned metal from the damage; the metal has to go some place that was displaced. And, there would show bulging flattening effect on the other side. I see no real indications of that.

    IMO, an interesting find.

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    Coin FinderCoin Finder Posts: 6,954 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks everyone! Great comments from all and I learned a lot.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I agree with the struck through theory, a fairly soft material as opposed to hard steel debris. Cheers, RickO

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    ThreeCentSilverFLThreeCentSilverFL Posts: 1,659 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I also agree with the struck through theory. Looks legit. Cool find.

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    coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,791 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I am leaning towards a strike through... if this was PMD, would there not be greater evidence on the obverse given the force that would be required to create such an indentation as this?

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    coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,791 ✭✭✭✭✭

    One other question... is the coin bent?

    Based on the images, it does not look bent. However, if it was PMD, seems possible and even likely that the blunt force would have bent the coin

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    telephoto1telephoto1 Posts: 4,749 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Struck through. My gut said a nail at first glance, but I think more likely planchet scrap. Thoughts?


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