Re: Fake double-struck quarter?
- By "center of gyration" I assume you are referring to the center of
Anyway, you are correct, the fainter image is both rotated and offset
relative to the "normal" design. Since it's clear that two different
dies were used, a rotation should not be surprising. It's the offset
that needs explaining, provided it's a genuine error, which is rather
I had to do some real mental gymnastics to explain the offset,
conjuring up visions of a weak, tilted, uniface strike or, somewhat
more likely, a weak, slightly off-center "invisible strike". Both
consitute special pleading and are more in the nature of thought
exercises than anything else. The slightly out-of-round
circumference of the coin must, in my opinion, be due to post-strike
damage, if we are to salvage the hope that it is a real error.
The only thing that makes me pull up short about condemning the thing
outright is the fact that the appearance of a genuine double strike
has been so faithfully duplicated in areas where the two designs
--- In email@example.com, Rafael Delgado
> The center of the coin gyration does not seem to be
> the center of the coin itself. Did you check the
> center of gyration for both strikes?
> BTW,. excellent photos, Mike!