17731Re: Unusually strong upset produces distinctive weak strike
- Jul 1, 2007The Connecticut quarter presents a typical appearance for a weakly
struck state quarter. There is evidently still a little bit of die
convexity built into the design. You'll see the same general
appearance in the Vermont weak strikes posted by our long-absent
friend Terry. The amount of upset in the planchet that the CT
quarter was struck on appears to have been normal. That's why you've
got a weak design rim and even the tops of some of the letters on the
reverse. You don't see any design rim in older (pre-1990) quarters
that show this amount of weakness, as die convexity was greater back
I would like to see another Pennsylvania weak strike as profound as
the one I purchased, to test your hypothesis that die convexity
continues to change through the state quarter series. Judging from
the many weak strikes I have seen on eBay, my guess is that die
convexity has not changed through the series.
If upset was normal on the PA quarter I bought, then you'd have to
assume that the die face was completely flat. I can't eliminate that
hypothesis, but it seems unlikely to me.
If anybody out there has another PA quarter that's very weakly
struck, please post a photo.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Jeff"
> I wonder then about your weakly struck Connecticut quarter.
> Does the opposite apply, meaning that there was no proto-rim as
> opposed to the high proto rim on the PA Quarter? Could it be too
> the dies were more convex on the Connecticut quarter (or was theand
> planchet actually thinner than normal)?
> Both quarters are definitely a great pair together
> --- In email@example.com, "Mike Diamond"
> <mdia1@> wrote:
> > It'll make a nice complement to a Connecticut quarter I have that
> > shows an equally weak strike, but one in which the central design
> > elements are the only ones visible, along with a weak design rim
> > no reeding whatsoever. It's in the "weak strikes" album, alongwith
> > some other weakly struck state quarters that present a more
> > conventional appearance.
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