dacoinman Posted December 9, 2005 Report Share Posted December 9, 2005 The images are large, so they will take some time to load. But what I have here is that Italian piece I mentioned about a month or so back (I finally found the sucker hiding in my US stuff, guess I was meaning to photograph it, lol). To describe this coin is rather simple, it was struck with a shattered die. Hey come to think of it, it does look like a Mercedes Symbol....LOL but not only was it struck by this shattered die, but it was struck 3 times! If you look closely you can count the # of strikes from the "stair stepping" along the die breaks. And I consider this a retained CUD too, since, not knowing which of the 3 pieces were still connected to the actual remains of the die, this is difficult to tell which is which. LOL Also, on the reverse, the die is split in half there too. The original owner called this a doubled die, and well, I can see it in some areas, but not others, which just makes me think the multiple strike instead. Well, enjoy, I know I enjoy this coin! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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