Re: [Error Coin Information Exchange] Re: Cracked Edge
- WOWThey had ALL KINDS of problems with these Washington Dollars.So they raised the edges w/o the coin being heated,then annealed them before the strike.That makes sense.
On 5/5/07, Mike Diamond <mdia1@...> wrote:
This week's Coin World has an article by Tom DeLorey on the
Washington dollars with cracked edges. He attributes it to a "hard
upset". The blanks are sent through the upset mill without being
annealed (heat-softened). As a result, the is metal hard and brittle
and therefore prone to cracking. The planchets are annealed AFTER
This explanation makes complete sense to me.
--- In email@example.com, "Adam Miller"
> Thank You Mike.
> I've only seen one other on eBay,
> and it's a buy now for $450.
> But it's also dark in color.
> On 4/11/07, mdia1@... <mdia1@...> wrote:
> > In a message dated 4/11/2007 4:06:04 AM Central Daylight Time,
> > adammiller69@... writes:
> > s this due to impurities in the alloy?
> > (photo attached)
> > It goes all the way around the coin.
> > --
> > God Bless,
> > Adam Miller
> > Very interesting. I've never seen a copper core crack up like
> > core is supposed to be pure copper and therefore relatively
> > problems like this. It's possibly due to impurities, but I can't
> > sure. Nice find!
> > Mike
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> Adam Miller
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