Re: Brief write-up wanted
- Hi Mike,
Here's what I did with the text you wrote. Thank you again for your
help - it was a real shame having those pictures on the club website
with no explanation.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Mike Diamond"
> The coins pictured here are fantastically rare and valuable striking
> The 1856 large cent is a deeply cupped broadstrike with a full,
> centered, first-strike brockage. Many would call it a die cap, but I
> see no evidence that it struck another coin after the initial strike
> that created the brockage. The brockage shows uniform clarity and
> expansion across the reverse face. If it had struck another planchet
> (creating a counterbrockage on the latter), the center of the
> brockage would be much more expanded than the periphery and much less
> clear. Evidently a large cent planchet was deposited on top of an
> already-struck large cent and the two were struck together out-of-
> The 1886 Morgan dollar was created in the same way as the large
> cent. It too is a cupped broadstrike with a full, centered, first-
> strike brockage. There's no evidence here either of a second strike
> that would allow us to define it as a die cap. The obverse shows
> surface film doubling of much of the design (the white outlines that
> you see). This effect can be seen on more recent coins and is not in
> itself indicative of more than one strike. Surface film doubling in
> recent coins is apparently produced when either the die or the
> planchet has a very thin film of oil on the surface.
> The Indian cent and the Liberty Head nickel are both deeply cupped.
> They may be die caps, but we can't be sure until we see what the
> reverse looks like.
> Is this sufficient, Howard?
> --- In email@example.com, hspindel
> <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I am the webmaster of the Willamette Coin Club at
> > (and an occasional poster here, but I'm more a variety guy than an
> > error guy - you can see more of my work at www.shieldnickels.net).
> > On our club web page we have a numismatic picture gallery.
> > Some time ago one of our members sent me some very beautiful error
> > coin pictures to display in the picture gallery, but after waiting
> > least a couple years I have given up on ever getting a writeup from
> > her describing what the errors are and how they were made.
> > These pictures are posted at:
> > If someone in this group would like to do a brief write-up on each
> > the pictured errors, I would really like to have that and you would
> > get a credit for the write-up (no cash, sorry!). I figured this
> > was the best place to look for the proper expertise.
> > A little introduction stating what error coins are and why they are
> > neat would be useful, followed by a description of each of the coins
> > with its correct technical name and how that error occurs.
> > If anybody is up for that I would really appreciate it. It would be
> > best to communicate any interest to me first, so that if multiple
> > people were interested that I do not waste people's time with
> > write-ups.
> > If no one wants to do a write-up, I thought you all might enjoy
> > the pictures anyway.
> > Thanks very much,
> > Howard Spindel
- You are more than welcome, Howard. Feel free to ask for help any
time you need it.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, hspindel
> Hi Mike,
> Here's what I did with the text you wrote. Thank you again for your
> help - it was a real shame having those pictures on the club website
> with no explanation.
> Thank you,