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1955 D LWC, Never Seen This On A Rim Before? Looks Like 2 Small Cutouts

 
 
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 Posted 08/12/2019  02:38 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Valhallabound to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This coin has an odd issue with the obverse rim at around 4 o'clock that looks like to crescent shapes have been taken out. There are various die cracks and other stuff going on. the top of the wheat looks messed up, the rear reverse rim is effected as well but I've never seen a rim look like it does on the obverse. Your help is always appreciated in advance.





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 Posted 08/12/2019  06:36 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@vhb, those could be folded over rim fins (if they are proud) or removed rim fins that took a chunk of metal with them (if they are inset).
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 Posted 08/12/2019  07:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add stoneman227 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Going off of the OP'S pics and descriptions.
This area is recessed. There appears to be some ragged fill from the strike on the interior portion of the anomaly. The proto-rim is showing inside the anomaly.
To me this looks to be a coin struck on a incomplete planchet . I doubt the weight loss of the planchet would be enough to truly register.
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Thanks @Spence they are inset like two bites were taken out. But the rest of the rim around it isn't raised either like a fin. So probably removed then. How does that happen to a coin? Just breaks off after the extra metal is smashed out? It's kind of cool looking. That pointed part sticks out off the rim.
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 Posted 08/12/2019  09:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think stoneman has it - planchet flaw.
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 Posted 08/12/2019  11:26 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Could be strike through of some metal flakes that were sitting on the rim area of the die.
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I agree with stoneman's assessment.
More information about Die Deterioration? http://goccf.com/t/317950
Retired U.S. Mint Coin Die Set information. http://goccf.com/t/302961
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
Split Plate Doubling Tutorial. http://goccf.com/t/357614
2000 P LMC With Retained Struck Through error. http://goccf.com/t/357080
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