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Hungary Parvus 1387-1437, Sigismund - Reverse With Over Strike Of Some Sort

 
 
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 Posted 06/24/2019  7:57 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add turtlefoot to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have a Parvus that was minted under Sigismund from 1387-1437 in Hungary. I have several of these with slightly different variations in the crosses and crowns on the reverse. I also know that there are 100+ mintmark variations. Here is one that I picked up recently that has a reverse like none that I have seen before.

Take a look at the 12:00 position. There is what appears to be a "split crown" of some sort that has been struck over the cross. The crown that is near the 9:00 position is also barely over the cross. The "split crown" looks like the die was engraved that way. This coin is tiny, only measuring 9.5 mm.

Has anyone seen this before on these coins? Is this a known variation?

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 Posted 06/24/2019  8:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm not sure, but interested to hear what @eddiediz has to say.
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 Posted 06/25/2019  05:55 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The split in the crown appears to lie along the same axis as the anomaly on the obverse that runs from roughly 1:30 to 7:00 and displaces the halves of the shield. On the obverse, it seems to go completely across the coin, but on the reverse, only about half way (the crown and most of the way down that arm of the cross).

It makes me think the same issue in the coining process may have caused both, though I have no idea what might have happened, and why the effects would be so different on the two faces of the coin.
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 Posted 06/25/2019  11:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add turtlefoot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It looks like a possible double strike on the crown at the 7:00 position too.
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