Re: "die subsidence"
- By the way, I borrowed the term "subsidence" from geology, where it
means a "sinking in". However, it has broader usage. It has the
same root as the word "subside".
My best example is still that India 25 paise I bought from Neal
McElroy. About 80% of the obverse (or whichever face carries the
number) is affected by subsidence.
Once you know what to look for, these errors start popping out at
you. Still, they're very rare in both US and foreign issues. An
exception may exist among India 25 paise, where I may have seen one
or two other examples in auction photos. I suspect the die steel is
substandard, and striking stainless steel planchets doesn't help.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, fred_weinberg
> Yea Mike, you're right - all of them are about the
> same condition.......I can't wait to see photos of
> Lindy's high grade piece.........and your article....