2017 US Mint Silver Proof Set - Sacagawea

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2017 US Mint Silver Proof Set - Sacagawea

#1 Unread post by bryan.hook » Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:19 pm

I found this while looking over my Silver Proof Set. Can anyone explain what it is?

I'm talking about the arced indentation from the top left of the blanket, to the top of the "L" in LIBERTY.
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Re: 2017 US Mint Silver Proof Set - Sacagawea

#2 Unread post by bryan.hook » Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:23 pm

I will upload additional pics.
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Re: 2017 US Mint Silver Proof Set - Sacagawea

#3 Unread post by PetesPockets55 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:49 pm

Very interesting anomaly for a proof.
The devices of IN GOD WE TRUST don't seem to be affected. This makes me think it happened to the planchet before it was struck. It appears to be a similar radius to the coin itself. If it was damage to the die face (gouge, collar clash, etc) I would think the letters would show the damage.
Let's see what those with experience say.
ps. I wanted to add that the full image through the holder came out very clear. Well done. This is by far the clearest image to see it once it is enlarged.
Also something (secondary vertical line?)seems to be evident to the left of the I of IN.

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Re: 2017 US Mint Silver Proof Set - Sacagawea

#4 Unread post by Daniel » Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:44 pm

Hard to tell what this is, some things need a statement by the mint themselves, and some never get that. If it was on the die then it would have been raised on the die, so that doesn't seem plausible, but anomalies happen all the time and most are insignificant.

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Re: 2017 US Mint Silver Proof Set - Sacagawea

#5 Unread post by PALH1 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:57 pm

this could be one of any number of things,...... :dunno
i would need to inspect this first hand.... hugeeyes

:eureka:
does the "separation line", as we'll call it:
have a difference in 'height' ?
have a 'color' difference ?
form a 'perfect arc' ?

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Re: 2017 US Mint Silver Proof Set - Sacagawea

#6 Unread post by bryan.hook » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:04 pm

I have some other pics of it that might show more details, but they won't load onto the page. I've tried from 2 different computers, and two different web browsers.

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Re: 2017 US Mint Silver Proof Set - Sacagawea

#7 Unread post by bryan.hook » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:20 pm

I was able to get a couple more loaded.
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