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1866 3 cent piece with crack

I have an 1866
3 cent piece that seems to have a "crack" running along the bottom and left side on the reverse side. Any thoughts on that? Thanks again, Kenney.

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    GreenstangGreenstang Posts: 813 ✭✭✭✭

    Two minor cracks. Don’t know if they are big enough to add any value but maybe
    someone who collects these might give a bit of a premium.

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    @Greenstang said:
    Two minor cracks. Don’t know if they are big enough to add any value but maybe
    someone who collects these might give a bit of a premium.

    Thanks again for your input. I just took up collecting a few months ago and this was my first buy. I think I'll hang on to it and hopefully build a collection around it.

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    JBKJBK Posts: 14,788 ✭✭✭✭✭

    To clarify, its a "die crack".

    There are also cracked planchets...

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    lcutlerlcutler Posts: 504 ✭✭✭✭

    Extremely common on the early copper nickel coins. The material was harder than copper or silver, so the dies failed much quicker.

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    Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,294 ✭✭✭✭✭

    More rare to find one without cracks 😂

    "When they can't find anything wrong with you, they create it!"

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    BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 8,051 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Could be the beginning of a retained cud if the cracks continued/connected in later die use.

    Successful transactions:Tookybandit. "Everyone is equal, some are more equal than others".
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    ColonelMichaelOrganColonelMichaelOrgan Posts: 11
    edited December 13, 2023 11:52AM

    Definitely genuine die crack errors.
    In this case they add a small premium to the value of the coin.

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