Re: Massive MD or Something Else? 1956 Proof Half
- It's a rather severe case of machine doubling. Machine doubling is caused by the die shifting immediately after the completion of the downstroke. Here we're dealing with the more common form of machine doubling that Alan Herbert designated "push doubling". It looks like the anvil die recoiled on impact and then returned to settle lightly on the coin in a slightly different position. This produced marginal shelving in the affected design elements.
--- In email@example.com, "matt_dinger1793" <matt@...> wrote:
> I am uploading images of a 1956 proof half that came through my office today. Is this just MD or maybe some sort of die shifting during the strike?
> Thoughts appreciated.