20270Re: Questions about 1865 Two Cents
- Jul 12, 2008It's fairly common among recent coins, but I don't have enough
experience with 19th century coins to comment on how common it might
have been back then.
--- In email@example.com, "Ralph"
> Thanks for getting back to me on this Mike. That explanation seems
> more plausable than the one I got before. I would assume, given the
> vast number of coins the mint produces, that this is not uncommon.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Mike Diamond"
> <mdia1@> wrote:
> > Unlikely, since the denticles and design rim remain strong. In a
> > tilted die error (vertical misalignment), these design features
> will be
> > weak. The same would be true of a tapered planchet error. The
> > likely reason for the weakness is that both dies had a coating of
> > grease that partly filled the recesses of the die that correspond
> > the poorly-struck design elements.
> > --- In email@example.com, "Ralph"
> > <rusty11482001@> wrote:
> > >
> > > I took the liberty of posting scans of an 1865 Two Cents piece
> > > default album (wasn't sure where else to put it). On the coin,
> > > right side on both the obverse and reverse appears to be weak.
> > > been suggested that the dies weren't parallel when struck. Does
> > > seem likely to you?
> > >
> > > Ralph Jones
> > >
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