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1955-S roos dime (greaser reverse?)  
 

 
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 Posted 01/11/2018  5:26 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add MrPink2018 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
obvious circulation wear, but is the reverse a greaser reverse? fields are kind of wavy, not flat, when I hold it & shift it around under the light. seems to look greaserish, what do you think?



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 Posted 01/11/2018  6:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Deteriorating die plus circulation.
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 Posted 01/11/2018  6:17 pm  Show Profile   Check Errors and Varietys's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Errors and Varietys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
With moxking on this one. You can see how much Die Deterioration is going on the letters on the reverse. You can see how the letters are flowing outward from all of the die wear. Lots of die flow lines. Just a flat out worn out die past its retirement.
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 Posted 01/11/2018  7:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree as well. Keep looking!
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 Posted 01/11/2018  7:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mark1959 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I was going to agree BUT - the S MM is so sharp compared to the rest of the devices!
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I thought that the MM's for that time period were punched with a separate die?
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 Posted 01/12/2018  1:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MrPink2018 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
thanks for the replies & thoughts.
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