Re: Boy Scouts Commemorative Silver Dollar Error
It is the shape, location and clarity of this gouge/dent that was throwing me off. It is just so smooth and reminds me of some of the older "S" mintmark RPMs. Thanks for helping with this one, I likely adjusted my diagnosis to match my fallacious conclusion. I had not seen a gouge/dent free-standing in the field of a coin before with no apparent effect on the surrounding area.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Mike Diamond" <mdia1@...> wrote:
> It looks like a die dent or a die gouge to me.
> --- In email@example.com, portpere <no_reply@> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > Check the pic in the default folder.
> > I rcvd my order of these BSA Silver proofs and found 20 with this exact same defect. It is a raised arc, similar to the low leaf Wisconsin quarter. Could it be something cut into the die? or hard debris that put a curved dent into the obverse die? This arc is quite sharp and well defined, not typical of what I have seen from die dents. I'm leaning towards some die cutting error or transfer (clash?)from the top curve of the "S" in SCOUTS on the reverse. I'm totally puzzled! Thanks for any and all opinions on this one.
> > John