Re: 2006 Nickel Planchet Error?
- These are probably die scrapes from a feed finger scraping across the
surface of the anvil (obverse) die. This can remove metal, so that low
relief areas disappear.
Similar die scrapes are known from most denominations. The lines are
coarser and straighter than the lines produced by intentional die
abrasion ("die polishing")
--- In email@example.com, portpere
> Have posted in planchet errors a 2006 nickel. Weighs 4.9g. The
> recessed areas of the OBV have diagonal streaks most noticeable in
> eye sockets. Was hard to get a good photo, but I can't figure outwhat
> caused this problem. In the areas of the diagonal lines, there isless
> of a deep strike than the other surfaces, almost like there was some
> kind of "streaky" die fill. I also notice the same lines in the hair
> and between the lips, all following the same direction. Lettering and
> the rest of the coin seem normal. Any ideas?