1988 P Dime

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bryan.hook
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1988 P Dime

#1 Unread post by bryan.hook » Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:04 pm

I got this the other day, and wanted to get the group's opinion. There is a nice starburst on the obverse, with what looks to be doubling around the head. Mainly at the eye, mouth, chin, and motto. On the reverse, there is something in the O of "OF" and something on the upper right side of the M in "AMERICA".
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Re: 1988 P Dime

#2 Unread post by PetesPockets55 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:21 pm

Welcome back and Nice images. I'm no pro but I'll try to help.
I believe this is from a heavily used die. No doubled die. The secondary neck line is from age also or possibly mechanical doubling which is common and not valuable.
All the heavy grooves and lines radiating towards the rim are die flow lines. As the die gets older these get more pronounced. The interior of the O looks to have a small die chip.

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Re: 1988 P Dime

#3 Unread post by PALH1 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:51 am

PetesPockets55 wrote:
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:21 pm
Welcome back and Nice images. I'm no pro but I'll try to help.
I believe this is from a heavily used die. No doubled die. The secondary neck line is from age also or possibly mechanical doubling which is common and not valuable.
All the heavy grooves and lines radiating towards the rim are die flow lines. As the die gets older these get more pronounced. The interior of the O looks to have a small die chip.
:agree:
heavy 'die fatigue'

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Re: 1988 P Dime

#4 Unread post by Daniel » Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:28 pm

I agree, heavy die fatigue and a good example of this. I keep these.

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Re: 1988 P Dime

#5 Unread post by PALH1 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:01 pm

hugeeyes
here is a LDS WQ with heavy fracture/fatigue
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