21197Re: [Error Coin Information Exchange] what is this?
- Apr 1, 2009Looks like a late stage 'capped die' strike. That happens when a struck
coin sticks to the hammer die and strikes more planchets. The first few
strikes will show a reverse impression of the coins reverse side, but as
the cap is worn flat after many strikes, that image fades and you begin
to see a vague image of the obverse side. The semi-circular indentation
looks like part of the cap started to break away.
A nice find.
> I uploaded 2 photos in the default album of a cent and am curious as to what it is.
> The reverse is normal, but the obverse is dished and barely shows Lincoln and an imprint of the building.
> What is the circular indent?
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