Re: An Error in Euro
- I took a second, closer look at your photo. I am now quite confident
that this is an example of die fatigue. The most peripheral design
elements ride up onto the inner raised ring. That indicates that the
die face was distorted. All the other causes I cited require that
the peripheral design elements lie inside the inner ring.
--- In email@example.com, "Mike Diamond"
> Interesting. There are a number of possibilities.they're
> The most likely explanation is that the circular ridge internal to,
> and paralleling the rim is caused by die fatigue. You find similar
> features developing in our copper-plated zinc cents, although
> seldom so narrow, complete, and even throughout.