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  • Neophyte needs gaffe geeks...

    Hello all...

    I was thumbing through state quarter rolls for lack of anything better to do last night, and came across a couple that I'm unsure of. Any help would be appreciated. These are not the greatest pictures - but I don't really have any good lighting here at the moment.

    First one would appear to be in the same vein as "IN GOD WE RUST", only I got "CONNECT CUT". The I shows up a bit more strongly in this image than it does to the naked eye. And the last 8 in 1788 seems a bit weak as well.

    For what its worth, this was a bank roll and I think I found a few very hairline die breaks out of this roll and others - I'm still working out how to actually get a picture of it though (its not a "monster" break). Hopefully better pictures when my lightbox and copystand arrive.

    Sorry for this poor pictures again. I am diligently trying to get better ones.
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  • #2
    It's a "filled die" error. The faint digit reflects the fact that the corresponding recess in the die face was filled with gunk. Most likely it was cooked lubricant or a mixture of grease and metal dust.
    Mike Diamond. Error coin writer and researcher.


    • #3
      Many thanks Diamond!

      Here is what appears to be a die crack to me - but if anyone can assist with confirmation I'd appreciate it.

      And also some striations I feel like I've seen before but can't recall the name of.
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      • #4
        The coin on the left does have a die crack. The coin on the right has die scrapes, most likely from a feeder finger.
        Mike Diamond. Error coin writer and researcher.


        • #5
          Nice, thanks again.

          Coin(s) on the left are actually two different coins... Went through about 4 rolls of them and ended up pulling about 20 with that same die crack. There were only a couple that had the scraping and that one on the right (same coin, both side of head) was the most dramatic - if you can say that about a die scrape.

          Thanks for the education!