Re: Horizontal misalignment of anvil (reverse) die
- --- In email@example.com, "Mike Diamond"
> Now, should both the die AND the collar shift to the side, then youcheck
> can have much larger misalignments of the anvil die. If you'll
> the archives you'll see a long discussion between myself and Terryquarter
> (pwrwgndrvr) on some suspected anvil die misalignments in some
> Virginia quarters.
> I have since found some other coins struck out-of-collar with
> apparent misalignments of the anvil die. The include a 1998
> and a 1999 cent. The misalignments are not as extreme as seen inthe
> VA quarters, but are sufficient to establish a pattern.By the way, all of these recent examples of broadstruck coins
misaligned anvil dies were struck in presses with inverted die
installation -- obverse die as anvil die.
As Terry pointed out so long ago, it's possible to duplicate the
appearance of a misaligned anvil die if an off-center coin should be
situated directly beneath a misaligned hammer die. Then only the
face struck by the anvil die will appear to be out of alignment.
- I've never had the patience to search through bags, but I would be
interested to hear what others have found. About the best find one
of my local dealers came up with was a 2000 reverse die cap cent. I
told him to hold onto it until prices rose, which they appear to be
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Jon P. Sullivan
> has anyone here ever actually found an unplated lincoln cent in a
> sown bag? I am just curious.