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2006 D die plating error?

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  • 2006 D die plating error?

    Hello everyone,

    Here's a 2006 D dime that has 2 indents at the base of the bust with the die cracks on the bust. Die cracks can lead to die chips/breaks which would show as a raised feature on the struck coin but these are indented. Would this be caused by the plating on the die chipping away but not falling off yet? I guess in a sense it could be called a retained die chip. Any thoughts?

    Thank you,

    Edit: I just checked one of my reference books and this looks to be struck by a "laminated die"
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    Last edited by fugnchill; 03-18-2009, 02:54 PM.

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    I've seen a similar effect on the right and left sides of Monticello in recent nickels. It appears to be an odd form of die deformation that is commonly associated with die cracks.
    Mike Diamond. Error coin writer and researcher.