Re: [Error Coin Information Exchange] Peculiar double-strike
- LOOKS LIKE AN OVERSTRIKE TO ME? THEN AGAIN, WHAT DO I KNOW? hahahaaTHIS SELLER TENDS TO SELL ERROR COIN HERE AND THERE, USUALLY OVERPRICED OR AT LEAST ON THE HIGH SIDE..HE DOES HOWEVER SELL NICE COINS, BETTER DATE STUFF......VERY FEW ERRORS....PERHAPS BUY THE COIN MIKE, BUT ASK FOR A RETURN POLICY.......ROB
Mike Diamond <mdia1@...> wrote:
I was tempted to buy this unusual-looking double-strike, but held off
due to the advanced state of wear:
The wear would probably prevent me from determining exactly what
happened. Why is the first strike confined to one pole? Was the first
strike a tilted die error (vertical misalignment)? Is this actually an
overstrike rather than a double-strike? The few letters and numbers I
think I can distinguish from the first strike do not appear to match
those on the second strike. Could it be that the assumed first strike
was impressed later by some token or medal dies? The "first strike"
appears to be slightly off-center as well. Was the first strike tilted
I tend to avoid coins this old, as the minting methods and quality
control are not the same as in later decades.
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