Re: Struck through feeder finger
- I have had one of my own submissions damaged by NGC during slabbing and have seen several others.
--- In email@example.com, "Mike Diamond" <mdia1@...> wrote:
> With permission of Heritage Auctions, I've uploaded photos of a triple-struck 1996-P nickel that was struck through a feeder finger. You can find the images in the Default Album. Although NGC labeled it as having an "indent", it's clear that this was not an indentation from an unstruck planchet. The shape is one I've seen before in coins struck through a feeder finger. The black surface is also a familiar feature of such errors.
> A close view of both faces shows that the struck-through area nearly broke away and was probably attached by a thin connection at one end. When NGC forced the coin into the gasket, it telescoped the outer portion of the struck-through area over the intact inner portion. It's one demonstration of how delicate errors coins can be damaged during encapsulation.
> This coin fills one hole in my dwindling want list, so I was happy to have won it for what I thought was very reasonable price ($385, including juice and shipping).