Re: Interesting weak strike progression
- By the way, such a progression is not unique. If you look back
through the Jan/Feb 2004 Errorscope you'll see my article on three
wierd dimes that exhibit, among other things, a steady weakening of
Of course, some of the same provisos I issued for Rich's series apply
to mine. However, since there is a relationship between degree of
off-centeredness and weakness in my series, it seems safer to
conclude a pattern of increasing weakness.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Mike Diamond"
> Here's an interesting group of nickels presumed to be from the same
> die pair that form a graded series of weak strikes:
> Of course, it's impossible to know whether these are "die trials"
> simply the product of equipment malfunction.the
> It's also impossible to know whether the weakness was steadily
> improving or steadily worsening. It could also be the case that
> weakness was fluctuating, so that any unidirectional progression isline
> simply the result of human bias.
> I have a number of double struck weak strikes which variously show
> 1. The first strike was weak and the second strong.
> 2. The first strike was strong and the second weak.
> 3. The first strike was weak and the second weaker.
> Such abrupt and inconsistent changes in "direction" are more in
> with equipment malfunction than any sort of "test run".
> Still, the coins featured in the auction provide splendid
> documentation of gradual change in striking pressure or minimum die