10052Re: Updated glossary of mint error descriptions and photos
- Nov 1, 2005Thanks, Mike D. for your comments and suggestions. Here's my
thoughts on your post:
Your #1. Here's the new fold-over CT ST. Q. 25c that will replace
the Lincoln Cent today:
Your #2. Here's the 1875 3c Nickel struck fragment that will replace
the other one today:
Your #4. That Ike sure looks brass!!
Your #5. Here's the SBA O/C on a proof blank NGC that will replace
the other one today:
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Mike Diamond"
> Thanks for alerting us. I've got a few questions and comments.
> 1. Your representative "foldover strike" seems instead to be a
> strike with each strike being uniface. I see no evidence of afoldover
> strike. There's some curling at the periphery, but that'sentirely
> 2. Your representative "struck fragment" may be just as you
> Or it might be a coin that broke after the strike. Or it might bea
> huge ragged clip. It's impossible to tell from here.speculative
> 3. The term "die adjustment strike" is, naturally, entirely
> as it applies to any individual specimen. There is no way toassign
> cause for such weakness. There are two possible proximate causesand
> numerous ultimate causes for a simple, centered, weak strike.misidentified. If
> 4. Your "off-metal / wrong planchet" exemplar seems
> the Ike dollar is struck on a brass planchet, it it unlikely to bea 1
> piso planchet. The latter coin is copper-nickel. Could it be ais
> discolored Cu-Ni planchet?
> 5. Your SBA struck on a proof planchet may be as you say. But it
> counterintuitive to think that a proof planchet would be rougherthan a
> business strike planchet. Rough, pitted, pebbly surface texturesare
> fairly common on off-center and broadstruck nickels, and no onescrutiny.
> suggests these are proof planchets. The issue deserves more
> 6. As far as I know, the composition of the "aluminum" feeder
> has never been verfied AS aluminum. Fred Weinberg indicated itwas a
> different composition, but never got back to us on that.complicated
> --- In email@example.com, byersnc
> <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> > http://mikebyers.com/glossary.html
> > I just updated the glossary. The descriptions are not too
> > or technical, but easy to understand for the beginner errorcollector
> > with visual photos of dramatic errors.
> > Mike Byers
> > http://mikebyers.com
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