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Got this 1921-D Morgan a week or so ago and now, through the magic of CoinPeople, I can get decent pictures of it. Apparently die cracks are pretty common on 1921-D Morgans but this is one of the few cracks I have ever found on any coin I have owned. It has cracks in a number of places around the rim on both sides. I don't collect them but it was exciting for me to find one out of the blue...

 

Anyone else have some they want to share?

 

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Yep. That is all I did. Use the macro mode on the camera. CP has tought me well on photos now and I am likely to be very dangerous. :ninja:

 

And for the roll ballast, well, I am cheap and a coin collector so I used what was at hand. :lol:

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I just found out mine is a 1921-D VAM-1W "Die Break Between B-U"

 

 

http://www.robjoyce.com/vams/1921_d_vam_1w.htm

 

Look at the bottom of the page for the pic and you will see how cracked it really is. What I posted is just one little part. The red lines on the pic in that link are all cracks, breaks, etc. It really is pretty neat.

 

And if I am not mistaken, the R6 means that it is fairly rare. Not sure exactly how much. One site said 13-30 another said "Very Rare - Several Hundred".

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From 2 Portuguese coins I recently got...

 

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I didn't do anything special.  I just took my original supersize pics and cut out the areas and paste them as new pics.  No macro or anything like that.

 

 

Nice coins and the pics are very nicely done.

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Okay, made me add one of my duplicates. I have two 1899 O morgans with the exact same circle die cracks. One is just a little more developed I bought these about 1 year apart. It was destiny.

 

 

http://www.omnicoin.com/coin_view_enlarge.aspx?id=909130

 

http://www.omnicoin.com/coin_view_enlarge.aspx?id=909246

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My so-called dollar from the Minnesota Cenntenial year is riddled with obverse die-cracks. Most prominnt through T and E in Centennial and below the 5 in 1858. Its interesting as well as an aluminum medal inscribed as IRON / NICKEL from Virginia, Minnesota. Too many interesting oddities in addition to die cracks.

 

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Close-up of the major cracks:

 

 

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Some of my Russian die cracks after hoarding too many of them and yet these few:

 

I seem to have trouble finding more examples :ninja:

 

1747 Polupoltnnik:

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closeup:

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You can see a die crack around her bust area if you looked carefully. Don't be a pervert though, she might bite. :lol:

 

1811 2k

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Closeup:

1811crack8bg.jpg

 

1842 ruble

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Closeup:

1842crack6zh.jpg

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