Re: die fatigue
- There's a small premium on severe cases of die fatigue. I've paid as
much as $10 for really severe cases, and even more for unusual
manifestations of die fatigue. When the design is a blobby mess, then
people take notice.
Higher prices are warranted for premature, accelerated, and localized
die distortion -- so-called "soft die errors". The best known and most
readily available example is the 1943-S "goiter neck" quarter where IN
GOD WE TRUST looks to have been written in italics. I've heard tell of
a 1926-D buffalo nickel with a soft die error on the reverse, but I've
not seen a photo. There are other examples. I wrote an article on the
topic some years back for Errorscope.
Die subsidence errors -- another form of localized die distortion --
are also worth a bit of money. But these are usually found in
association with split dies, and the value is related to the latter
It sounds like you've got quite a nice example of conventional die
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Kevin L. Stewart"
> Is there any premium put on coins that evidence substantial diefatigue? I've
> got a quarter where the lines of the letters are nearly triplewidth. It's
> about the most fatigued I've seen.