Well, Mike D.
Perhaps you and I are the only ones that noticed this phenom?
THIS Post WAS over FOUR Years ago!
Shame on me, but again I've been very, very busy.
Even on a normal, die Break type nickel, I notice these reverse
clashed traits of Monticello. You just DO NOT see this on any sort of
We need to figure this one out (your capped strike).
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> In posts #1180 - 1182 we discussed a "grease strike" dime that had an
> unexplained ghost image of the torch. I've placed in the "capped die
> strikes" album another unexplained ghost image. This is a capped die
> strike Jefferson nickel (from a 1983 roll) that features a distinct
> ghost of Monticello. I can't figure out why this ghost is here.
> This is not a high pressure strike -- there is no finning on the
> reverse. In fact, the reverse is entirely normal. This is not a
> thin planchet -- the coin is normal weight and thickness. I can't
> see how this ghost image could have bled through the coin from the
> reverse die. There is a typical raised ghost of Jefferson that bled
> through the thin metal of the cap from the obverse die.
> There are close to a dozen different causes for ghost images, and
> this fits none of them. I've seen many capped die strike nickels,
> but this is the only one I've encountered that has a ghost of