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Can anyone help with what's going on under this 5?

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  • Cranium_Basher73Cranium_Basher73 Posts: 2,319 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like a bit of a clashed die.

    Throw a coin enough times, and suppose one day it lands on its edge.

  • bolivarshagnastybolivarshagnasty Posts: 7,341 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Some sort of damage to the die surface just above the relief of the "5". Could have been a clashed die as CB has stated above. The 56-D has a multitude of anomalies associated with the date. One of my favorites below, rpm #16.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It appears it may have been a clashed die, the traces which were not removed prior to re-use. Cheers, RickO

  • CaptHenwayCaptHenway Posts: 31,257 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't see any design on the reverse opposite that spot that could cause a clash mark like this.

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  • privatecoinprivatecoin Posts: 3,001 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jonathanb said:
    This generated some excitement when it was first discovered, as a possible "5 over rotated 5" variety. That idea didn't pan out. See http://www.lincolncentresource.com/Controversial/Cents.html near the bottom of the page.

    If it is a damaged die as they suggest in the article, that is really pristine shaping of a 5. Hard to believe it could be simple damage to the die.

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