Re: Folded Twice Struck-Thru
- It is an intriguing strike-thru error.
It's unlikely that the reverse was struck through a die cap. It is
very difficult for a coin that's trapped on the anvil die to thin to
this extent, as there is no escape for the metal, other than to
squeeze into the thin gap between die neck and collar. It's unlikely
that finning could remove sufficient metal to allow a nice bleed-
through of the reverse design.
Most coins with a fuzzy reverse like this appear to be struck through
split planchets. Sometimes you can see the striations on the
reverse, but that requires the split surface to face up.
It's possible that the split planchet split yet again, allowing a
piece to lift up and fold over. It didn't come from the area below
and to the left of the semilunar indentation, as that area is just as
fuzzy as the area above the semilunar indentation. While it may have
come from the more clearly struck area around AMERICA, we don't see
the expected sharp demarcation.
So it's still a bit of a mystery where the semilunar indentation came
-- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Marc"
> I had the pleasure of finding this nice struck-thru coin. (SEE
> struck-thru - pictures 1 + 2.) This coin appears to be similar inand
> appearance to a capped die strike in many respects, and it just may
> be. This semi-circular area on the reverse is incuse on this coin,
> appears to be lifted and folded over on the host coin or object (byis
> that feeder finger again?) and struck thru as such. Upon closer
> examination, there is a small 'flap' pealed off the left edge that
> further folded over and struck thru as shown in the enlargement infall
> picture 2. It is very dramatic, and it is even further incuse. This
> tells me that the host coin (maybe a very thinning cap, about to
> off or tearing at the periphery (like Mike's clad layer idea) couldbe
> the cause. Could a finger or planchet feed have folded it over, andthere
> had the folded area then struck into a capped die strike? Also,
> is an area about that semi-circular shape at the top of the coin(from
> A in states to C of America) that is less struck thru that the restof
> the coin and mimicks the shape of the semi-circular struck-thruarea.
> Could this be the source of the struck thru area in questioninstead?
> could it have been tossed across the coin as such? The obverse is
> normal. Very interesting. Any other ideas out there?....Marc