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Fascinating network of peripheral die cracks encircling the entirety of both sides-and rust

1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 13,772 ✭✭✭✭✭

I found this interesting :)
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Stunning patina graces each side of this Premium Gem in shades of pearl, rose, mint, and aqua.
The strike is well-impressed, considering that the dies show signs of rusting on the portrait of Liberty, and the peripheries on each side are encircled by die cracks.
A beautiful and interesting coin, among the few finest from the generous mintage approaching 5 million coins.


Several die pairs are identified in Briggs. Variety: Briggs 5-D, showing a fascinating network of peripheral die cracks encircling the entirety of both sides. Type Two reverse, Small CC mintmark.

sold in May 2015 for $9400
then in Aug 2015 for $5400

{found this on the NNP [images by Heritage]}

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    yosclimberyosclimber Posts: 4,596 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This pattern of die cracks is fairly common on seated quarters and half dollars.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @1630Boston... When I see a coin like that, I always wonder how much longer did the dies last? Sometimes I have seen progressive examples on the coin type, showing the same cracks getting worse... So I guess they usually last for a while before removal or catastrophic failure. Cheers, RickO

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