Re: [Error Coin Information Exchange] Re: die fatigue
- I'll hold onto it then and maybe post a pic to get your thoughts.
--- Mike Diamond <mdia1@...> wrote:
> 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
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