Found in my pocket change...

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Found in my pocket change...

Unread post by astralea1692 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:36 am

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It weighs 3.0 g...& hope these photos do it a little more justice. GoodLuck picking it apart....really appreciate your time & efforts!!!!

HI.., I'm new here, so if I mess up, please be patient..won't take me long to catch up!
Found this 1966 severely capped die...cannot find ANY info on it...any help? I have more
photos, but wasn't sure how many to upload..didn't want to be rude. Thanks for any & all help!
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rev. & obv. side by side
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standing up straight on rim side/rev. shown
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Re: Found in my pocket change...

Unread post by PALH1 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:35 am

hmmmmm,
from these pics,....this hugeeyes 's more like "PMD" (post mint damage), than a "capped hit".

can you describe to me what leads you to believe it's a "capped die" strike, please ??

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Re: Found in my pocket change...

Unread post by PetesPockets55 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:31 pm

And can you give us the weight of the coin in grams?

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Re: Found in my pocket change...

Unread post by Daniel » Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:05 am

A capped die is a coin that got stuck on the die and usually looks like a bottle cap, although there's different stages and some can looks different. Your coin looks like post mint damage and not a mint error.

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Re: Found in my pocket change...

Unread post by PetesPockets55 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:39 am

Certainly is some post strike damage but there also seems to be some weakness in the devices above and below the Memorial, which is why I was wondering about the weight. Just trying to rule out possible mint errors. (thin or split planchet, struck through grease, lamination or others). As an example, is that the edge of a lamination leading north from the 1 of the date?

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Re: Found in my pocket change...

Unread post by Daniel » Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:20 am

Also images need to be taken with the coin removed from the holder so we can see it better. Thanks

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Re: Found in my pocket change...

Unread post by astralea1692 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:00 pm

Yes, I agree...already redid photos...& yep, pulling out my handy dandy scales now. Be back shortly. Thanks to all!!

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Re: Found in my pocket change...

Unread post by astralea1692 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:21 pm

weighs 3.0 g...& posting better/different & out of protector, pic.s...for your viewing. Thanks!!! hmm, guess I need to edit the orig. posting as a do-over...do not see anyway to upload in reply. Ok. bb real shortly!! Thanks, again! [esp. for your patience!]

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Re: Found in my pocket change...

Unread post by astralea1692 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:06 am

**Hi Mr.Pete....I just took 2 more pic.s, esp. for you...concerning your question ,re: date {1}...and it does feel a little thinner in the middle--I used another 1966 cent for comparison...and no split planchet. I really do not 'think' [not a real authority, yet, on this] it has laminating issues or grease deposits embedded...again, 'think' is the key word here, for me, sorry. Thanks, hope this helps!!! astralea1692
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Certainly is some post strike damage but there also seems to be some weakness in the devices above and below the Memorial, which is why I was wondering about the weight. Just trying to rule out possible mint errors. (thin or split planchet, struck through grease, lamination or others). As an example, is that the edge of a lamination leading north from the 1 of the date?
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date/diff. angle, shows more, to me.
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another angle, hopefully your answer is here, somewhere.

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Re: Found in my pocket change...

Unread post by Daniel » Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:17 am

It's a damaged coin and not a mint error. You can see all the gouges and damage marks from where a person did this to the coin.

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