Puzzling partial brockage
- Here's an error that is puzzling from a number of standpoints:
I have seen many similar partial brockage/indent combos which feature
the same characteristics:
1. A brockage on one side of divide and a featureless area on the
2. The boundary between the two areas is either a ridge, as in this
specimen, or two closely spaced parallel grooves.
3. The internal border features a double curve, with a notch
separating the two curves. The position of the notch closely
approximates the location of the ridge/grooves, but sometimes there's
It's hard to conceive of this topography being created by a simple
off-center cent, a cent and a planchet side-by-side in a chain strike
arrangement, or an overlapping cent and planchet.
Maybe there's a simple explanation, like the solution to the formerly
perplexing stepped indents that appeared over the past few years.
But, just like in that case, I'd need to see a mated pair to solve