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Re: Delicious shattered die

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  • Mike Diamond
    For modern coins, it s not a question about letting a shattered die stay in production. At a rate of 750 coins per minute, many coins will be produced before
    Message 1 of 7 , Jul 26, 2010
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      For modern coins, it's not a question about letting a shattered die stay in production. At a rate of 750 coins per minute, many coins will be produced before the defect is noticed and before the press is stopped. For example there are 5-6 shattered obverse (anvil) dies known among 2007-P dimes.

      --- In errorcoininformationexchange@yahoogroups.com, Steve Frank <taxi_steve929@...> wrote:
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      > I'd think that with modern coins they would not let something like this stay in production long whether it totally shattered or not and would probably not release it if caught and if others not seen it could be a terminal state with the die shattering very shortly after, and perhaps on the subsequent strike. Now that it's known, I'm sure others will be breaking out the glass for this date. With colonials, the latest die state is generally the rarest, however, there are coins where the earliest die state is the rarest.
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      > --- On Sun, 7/25/10, Mike Diamond <mdia1@...> wrote:
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      > From: Mike Diamond <mdia1@...>
      > Subject: [Error Coin Information Exchange] Re: Delicious shattered die
      > To: errorcoininformationexchange@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Sunday, July 25, 2010, 9:11 AM
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      > Very interesting. I seldom run across U.S. coins with this "crazed" look (crazed as in crazed pottery, not insane). There's no telling how long the die lasted, as even the most dramatically cracked dies (e.g., the Broas pie civil war token) can last a long time.
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      > --- In errorcoininformationexchange@yahoogroups.com, innff@ wrote:
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      > > Here is one for you Mike.
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      > > I am not to sure how long this die lasted.
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