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1722 Woods Hibernia Halfpenny Question About Errors

 
 
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 Posted 08/13/2019  08:55 am Show Profile   Check Pete2226's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add Pete2226 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have just looked again at what few coins in this category are in my collection. Here is 1722 Woods Hibernia Halfpenny W12730. The reverse appears to be a misaligned die (is that possible in this time period?), but I do not understand what is an explanation for the extra thickness in the bases of the 2s? Damage? Something else? There also appears to be a CUD @ 4k



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 Posted 08/13/2019  09:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes misaligned dies are possible with early coins such as this one. The dies had to Locked down in their holding cups and this was done with set screws. These set screws would also adjust the position of the die in the cup and with relation to the other die. Tighten the screws setting the die too far to one side and you get a MAD error.

As for the thickness of the bottom of the 2's I would say that die chips have occurred between the base of the 2 and the neck about it.
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08/13/2019 09:26 am
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As for the thickness of the bottom of the 2's I would say that die chips have occurred between the base of the 2 and the neck about it.


Thank you!

It seemed a bit too coincidental for 2 chips to appear to be virtually identical...hence my question.
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 Posted 08/14/2019  10:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not that unusual since bot 2's were from the same punch and the stresses in the die would be similar. If one chipped the other would be likely to as well.
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Not that unusual since bot 2's were from the same punch and the stresses in the die would be similar. If one chipped the other would be likely to as well.


Thank you!
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