vertical die misalignments -- last call for images
- I've decided to focus on vertical die misalignments in my next
article for Errorscope. If any of you have such an error, and would
like to have it included in the article, please send me an image.
For those unfamiliar with this error, a vertical die misalignment is
a coin struck by a tilted die. Either the hammer die or the anvil
die can be affected.
Diagnostics are as follows:
1. Coin is of normal weight.
2. The coin is strongly struck at one pole and weakly struck at the
3. In reeded coins, the reeding is very strong at one pole and very
weak (or absent) at the opposite pole.
4. At the strongly struck pole, you may see finning of the rim or
a "double rim" effect.
5. On the face struck by the tilted die, you may see what looks like
a small horizontal misalignment.
This is a hard-to-find error type. My sample is quite small and I'd
like to beef it up with some other examples.
Thanks for your help.