Re: Yellow 25c certified Sacagawea wash.
- Geez, if you charge only $5 per coin, you can
expect a huge shipment frome me! I've got coins with low
specific gravities, strange colors, strange forms of
disintegration or peeling, odd embedded matter, and so on. All
are begging for clear identification. You could peel
away a lot of the nonsense surrounding "grease
strikes" and "improper alloy mix" errors with your little
machine.<br><br>On the "double foldover edge strike", if it turns
out to be pre-strike damage associated with an
off-center strike, then it would worth a lot less than a
foldover strike. Generally, pre-strike damage goes for
between $10 and $25, although dramatic examples can bring
more.<br><br>If there is an edge strike, I wonder how you're
going to be able to see it? It would be hidden by the
plastic insert. A big problem with slabs!
- It's not often that I address a post this old (8/24/2001). However,
I did get to see once again the 1962 cent that I thought had four
sets of raised, parallel profiles of Lincoln. My initial impression
based on a brief examination at a coin show was wrong. It actually
had four sets of INCUSE images. It was a shifted cap strike. The
coin had been struck through a die cap that had experienced three
previous shift-and-strike events.
So now I'm back to two sets of expansion ripples as the maximum I've
yet come across. I still don't have an explanation that I'm
comfortable with, though.
--- In email@example.com, dermestid wrote:
> You'll find in the "oddball errors" album an
> image of 10c capped die strike with one set of
> "expansion ripples" extending out from the head of
> Roosevelt. Expansion ripples are a set of vague raised
> outlines that parallel large central design elements such
> as busts and buildings. I have one other example in
> my collection -- a nickel.<br><br>I wrote a short
> article on this phenomenon some time back in Errorscope.
> In that article I presented I plausible theory to
> explain this phenomenon. At least it was plausible at the
> time. There's no need to go into the details, except to
> say that this theory can, at best, explain the
> existance of two sets of nested expansion
> ripples.<br><br>However, at a coin show in Chicago about a year
ago, I saw
> a Lincoln cent from the early '60s that showed FOUR
> sets of expansion ripples extending out from the front
> of Lincoln's bust. They became progressively fainter
> the farther out from the bust you went.
> Unfortunately, the owner wouldn't sell it at even $125. Maybe I
> should have offered more.<br><br>Has anyone out there
> seen multiple expansion ripples like this?