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Abraham Lincoln 1$ star within a star.

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Photos and studies like these are why I love this site.

 

I wonder if this is an example of "die" wear but on the star dies. Like... the first star (within a star) pic is from a fresh die. But the second one is from softer, more worn dies. 

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tom mick    0

Actually glad to see someone alive on the site. Your guess is as good as mine. All I know is I find more of the second star.
Actually the second star impression, is more prevalent and more consistent, then the star within the star.
After examining several hundred. I have only found two coins with the star within the star impression. Compared to the hundreds of coins with the second star impression.

When it comes to errors, we can only assume and speculate what occurred. Unless you are holding the exact die and coin that it produced.

I have found that error coin collectors,. Have a tendency to do a lot of study and research on error coins. But they'd leave out the most important part. How the steel was made for the die that created the coinage. This is extremely important and explains why a lot dies have failures.
Just something to think about

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On 9/1/2017 at 11:16 AM, tom mick said:

Actually glad to see someone alive on the site. Your guess is as good as mine. All I know is I find more of the second star.
Actually the second star impression, is more prevalent and more consistent, then the star within the star.
After examining several hundred. I have only found two coins with the star within the star impression. Compared to the hundreds of coins with the second star impression.

When it comes to errors, we can only assume and speculate what occurred. Unless you are holding the exact die and coin that it produced.

I have found that error coin collectors,. Have a tendency to do a lot of study and research on error coins. But they'd leave out the most important part. How the steel was made for the die that created the coinage. This is extremely important and explains why a lot dies have failures.
Just something to think about

 

Great analysis. This is one reason why I love this hobby.

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