Re: Interesting striking error from India
- A weak second strike (or weak and tilted second strike) on the brockage-
maker is reinforced by the fact that the strike that created the
brockage was also relatively weak, as judged by the limited expansion
seen in a coin that was struck out-of-collar. Under ordinary
circumstances, a double coin thickness should have resulted in
increased effective striking pressure and significant expansion.
--- In email@example.com, "Mike Diamond"
>It looks like the second strike was relatively weak, and
> failed to obliterate the first strike.
> I suspect there are a few additional complications. The brockage
> from the presumed second strike is crisper than the brockage from the
> presumed first strike (that's as it should be), but it fades out well
> before reaching the edge of the design (that's unexpected). Perhaps
> a vertical misalignment on the second strike?