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1996 $2 Toonie - Ridge of Mountain and Waterfall on Reverse?

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 Posted 05/23/2013  08:45 am Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Paisa to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Image 1 - Showing Close-up of condition (Please note contrast in this close-up modified to better show the condition at the base of "O")


Image 2 - Showing both faces (Condition in Image 1 corresponds to the area in ellipse. Area corresponding to diamond is in another post.


Am I correct to say that there is some mortar set type of condition at the base of "O"?

But what is the ridge like formation? It seem that a bunch of metal is collecting in that area. How does this condition happen?

Any help in understanding this condition would be most appreciated.

Thank you

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 Posted 05/23/2013  1:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add pennyman007 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
nice find, don't know how it happens, but is it the light because the front legs of the bear look DD
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 Posted 05/26/2013  2:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Paisa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hello pennyman007

No there is no doubling. It is just the light.

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 Posted 05/26/2013  2:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Paisa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Again I am not sure what to make of not getting any reply? Perhaps no interest? Maybe insignificant?

However digging further I ran into the following (at the bottom of the page in the link below):

http://coinscan.com/err/mont.html

the above is at Patrick Glasford's website and showing the condition as tool damage.

The only thing is that the condition I have is only on one side so it cannot be both dies clashing against the tool.

There is also some die deterioration on the "O".

So I am lead to believe that the whole thing could be some sort of deterioration with a die developing a large and deep uneven crack. Does that sound plasuible?
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