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1992 P LMC with 7 die cracks on reverse. 6 of them touch the rim!!

 
 
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 Posted 02/13/2018  9:05 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Willburton to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I haven't seen one with cracks like this before And there's feeder finger marks in the memorial. I think that's what they are? What do y'all think?






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 Posted 02/13/2018  9:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Seems like a lot of die cracks to me, which is way cool @Willburton! I wonder if the linear mark between the Memorial and the letter O in ONE is more of a die scratch or something, but I'm not really sure.
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 Posted 02/13/2018  9:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Crazyb0 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
When dies begin to "spider-crack", it is the beginning of the end, heading towards a catastrophic die collapse. Note how all these are terminated at the rim. Now let's think in reverse. The diagram below shows the face of a die and the crack on the die face. It hasn't gone deep into the die, to the very edge yet. It will, it first goes down, into the core and across the rim offset area. Once the cracks unite across the die, it falls apart, drastically.



Lines in bay look like scratches, FF are 180 degree different angle, SW to NE usually.
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02/13/2018 9:32 pm
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 Posted 02/13/2018  9:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Willburton to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That does make more sense when you look at it like that. Thanks guys!
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