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Iceland 5 aurar: PMD or an error?

 
 
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 Posted 04/14/2018  7:48 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add oriole to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

The coin dated 1959 has a normal obverse (no damage that I can see), an extremely faint reverse (compare the same type of 1961), is very slightly bowed, but the weight (to within .05 gram), diameter and as far as I can tell the thickness is the same as the 1961 dated coin). the 1959 dated coin also has quite a lot of rim nicks.

So is this just PMD as I suspect, or is it an error I cannot recognize? If PMD I would assume some kind of vise work, but I just want to be sure before tossing it.


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Could it be struck through grease?
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 Posted 04/15/2018  06:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oriole to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That would be one large blob of grease!
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 Posted 04/16/2018  3:17 pm  Show Profile   Check SPP-Ottawa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add SPP-Ottawa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Post mint damage. You cannot possibly have a full rim on one side, and no rim on opposite side. Striking a rimmed planchet and the collar die would make that impossible. Looks like it was ground down on a whetstone... only the devices are removed, so I would not expect it to have lost much weight.
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 Posted 04/16/2018  7:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oriole to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks. This is exactly the expert diagnosis I was looking for. I was trying to figure out the one sided rim, but no wonder I could not. Off to the junk heap it goes!
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