Conder, How can a die scratch follow perfectly the rise and fall of design elements as it is here? If a sharp point say was drug across the die face in a straight manner, would it not dip down and have a linear side to side motion corresponding to the up and down motion? That I don't see. I see a straight indention that follows the up and down as would a pressed image. Why I said planchet problem. Although, I will give you I don't get why more of the lines weren't pressed completely away, now that don't make sense unless the scratches were quite deep.