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The "T" 's On The "State" Of A 1993 Quarter

 
 
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 Posted 02/10/2019  07:04 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add achayalkun112 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I found a 1993 quarter where the "T"'s on "state" is different from all the other quarters I've seen. does anyone know if it was a broken die? Or something else.


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 Posted 02/10/2019  08:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF. Looks like die abrasion.
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 Posted 02/11/2019  6:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Note how just that one area is showing reduced sized devices. A sign of isolated die polishing. There may have been a die dent on the edge of the die they were removing.
Next question? "Whats a die dent?"

Damage to the outside edge of the die, that that leave an incuse mark on the die, raised area on the coins. So removing the die dent, lowered the fields, reducing the devices.
Next question: "Why isn't it a struck through grease error?'
On a struck through grease error the devices will either be missing, or larger because of the devices tapering.

Thus the deeper part of the die fills first, then the devices will be wider, not smaller like this coin.
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With Coop.
More information about Die Deterioration? http://goccf.com/t/317950
Retired U.S. Mint Coin Die Set information. http://goccf.com/t/302961
1988 P LMC RDV-006, 1998 P LMC Wide AM, and 2000 P LMC Wide AM. http://goccf.com/t/327834 http://goccf.com/t/294303 http://goccf.com/t/312900
1973 D Lincoln Memorial cent With Recurring Die Subsidence Error Information. http://goccf.com/t/304624
Machine Doubling tutorial. http://goccf.com/t/332421
Die states progression on coins. Scroll down, so you can see the different die state progressions. http://goccf.com/t/325638
Die Deterioration Doubling Tutorial. http://goccf.com/t/336470
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