Fascinating example of die failure
- This coin seemed to have slipped beneath the radar (lucky for me):
The reverse die involved in the larger off-center strike was a
shattered die. The obverse die involved in the smaller off-center
strike was a badly broken die. Only a small stump of the die face
It's impossible to say if the same die pair was involved in both
strikes, as there is no part of the design that overlaps. I suspect
that two different die pairs were involved, as there seems to be too
much of the obverse design present on the larger strike. It's
possible, however, that much of the obverse die broke off between the
larger and smaller strikes (assuming that is the proper sequence).
In either case, it's a massive case of die failure and a massively cool
error, if you're into that sort of thing.
- Your right, Mike D. It's triple struck!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, mdia1@a...
> "At least there is no debate that it is double struck"
> Actually, I see three clear strikes.
> In a message dated 10/23/05 1:46:49 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
> email@example.com writes:
> Ok...a hole that didn't go all the way through. As far as the
> prior to and after being double struck...who knows. I was goingby
> what the experts told me...but what do they know??? At leastthere
> is no debate that it is double struck, of French origin, and on
> something from that time period. But there is still the issue of
> the roast beef on the reverse.
> Mike Byers