Re: Nickel Nuts.....
- Saddle strikes in which the two off-center strikes form an obtuse
angle of close to 90 degrees are not that hard to find. I see them
on eBay from time to time. I've never bothered to bid on any because
one of the strikes is inevitably very small.
In a saddle strike, the minimum distance between the dies is
accurately preserved in only those specimens in which you've got
close to a 180 degree angle between the two off-center strikes. As
you move through the gap between the adjacent dies, the distance
between the strikes grows progressively larger, the angle
progressively smaller, and the size of the off-center strikes grows