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Major error eye candy #3: Struck through feeder finger

jonathanbjonathanb Posts: 3,339 ✭✭✭✭✭
In my previous post, BustHalfBrian made a comment about strike-throughs that just leave a void in the surface. Here are two pieces that take that to the extreme. These 1974 dime and zinc cent have huge, DEEP strike-throughs with very square sides and a somewhat claw-shaped appearance. On the cent, the strike-through is so deep that it actually caused some of the planchet to fracture and be lost (2.3 grams instead of the expected 2.5 grams).

I think these must have been struck through feeder fingers (or feed fingers, depending on which reference you read). I found several pictures online of strikes on feeder fingers, mainly relating to non-US coinage. Some of those do show a hook-like appearance as seen here. I couldn't find any examples of something struck through a feeder finger to compare against.



Major error eye candy #1: Edge strike, double struck
Major error eye candy #2: 125% struck through cloth


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