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1960 Jefferson Nickel Reverse. Die Wear/Damage?

 
 
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 Posted 08/08/2018  2:51 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
ANother Jefferson nickel with more subtle issues than the last one I posted. Coin is otherwise in near UNC condition, but there are some missing parts of the Monticello design outlined in red (roofline of the pediment, rightmost column, steps) so I am curious what is the cause.
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 Posted 08/08/2018  2:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like it has taken some well placed hits.
Didn't leave the mint that way so not an error.
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 Posted 08/08/2018  3:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Chase007 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Plus die wear issues. it looks like a LDS and die fatigue.
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 Posted 08/08/2018  3:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


If not for the hits, it is in great shape.
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 Posted 08/08/2018  3:41 pm  Show Profile   Check Errers and Varietys's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Errers and Varietys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It has taken some well placed hits on the reverse, causing the metal to get pushed over and flattened. It's in a Late Die State (LDS), since the strike is not sharp, and the devices are mushy looking.
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Retired U.S. Mint Coin Die Set information. http://goccf.com/t/302961
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1973 D Lincoln Memorial cent With Recurring Die Subsidence Error Information. http://goccf.com/t/304624
Machine Doubling tutorial. http://goccf.com/t/332421
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 Posted 08/08/2018  3:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My thought as well was that the reverse die might be pretty beat. Very little detail to the center of Monticello on a coin that otherwise is sharp in other places.

The issues with the roofline at left don't strike me as typical PMD, but you guys have seen a lot more of this than I have!
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Agree, that does not look like typical PMD.
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