Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Looks like poorly annealed metal. The planchet appears to have been coming appart and some fragments impressed into the planchet on the reverse. Either that or the reverse die had some strange cuds and filling them weaken the rest of the planchet. I'm guessing the first, the metal was failing when struck.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Great picture!

Obverse: 10:00 planchet peel/die crack. Maybe a die crack on the jaw line.

Reverse: 10:00 die chip, 8:00 die crack from the flowers, 3:00 die chip at rim... the shape of the die chip suggests it could be from a dropped letter. At 1:00 possibly a die crack from the rim above the P and above the E to the rim.

Probably a failing die.



Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...