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Re: [Error Coin Information Exchange] Re: die fatigue

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  • Kevin L. Stewart
    I ll hold onto it then and maybe post a pic to get your thoughts. Kevin ... __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Small Business - Try our
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 29, 2005
      I'll hold onto it then and maybe post a pic to get your thoughts.

      Kevin


      --- 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
      > error.
      >
      > It sounds like you've got quite a nice example of conventional die
      > deterioration.
      >



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