Coin Community Family of Web Sites
Like us on Facebook! Subscribe to our Youtube Channel! Check out our Twitter! Check out our Pinterest!
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

Welcome Guest! Need help? Got a question? Inherit some coins?
Our coin forum is completely free! Register Now!

1974 D LMC - What's Under The Steps?

 
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
Valued Member
United States
107 Posts
 Posted 08/24/2019  8:23 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add HGK3 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I almost tossed this one into the return pile when I caught a glimpse of something under the center of the steps.

It's definitely raised metal and not a scratch or a stain.

As you can see in the more magnified pictures the steps appear to dip a little in combination with the edges of the anomaly, but I'm not seeing any evidence of impact damage.

In fact, you can see the outline of the steps, faintly, above the blip.

Just not sure what would cause the bottom edge of the steps to depress slightly while leaving the outline of the steps above them and add flattened metal.

Any ideas?







Bedrock of the Community
Learn More...
United States
23853 Posts
 Posted 08/24/2019  8:51 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
Looks like the early stages of a Pre-Interior Die Break depression starting. Definitely an error and not PSD.
More information about Die Deterioration? http://goccf.com/t/317950
Retired U.S. Mint Coin Die Set information. http://goccf.com/t/302961
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
Bedrock of the Community
Learn More...
United States
40379 Posts
 Posted 08/25/2019  09:10 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good call, can't think of any other explanation.
Valued Member
United States
107 Posts
 Posted 08/25/2019  11:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add HGK3 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sigh . . .

"Pre-Interior Die Break depression"?

You mean now I have to learn about something else?




Thanks very much for the help!
  Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.

Coin Community Member eBay Sales

Certified Coins   Certified VAMs   Certified Errors  




Disclaimer: While a tremendous amount of effort goes into ensuring the accuracy of the information contained in this site, Coin Community assumes no liability for errors. Copyright 2005 - 2019 Coin Community Family- all rights reserved worldwide. Use of any images or content on this website without prior written permission of Coin Community or the original lender is strictly prohibited.
Contact Us  |  Advertise Here  |  Privacy Policy / Terms of Use

Coin Community Forum © 2005 - 2019 Coin Community Forums
It took 0.5 seconds to rattle this change. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000 Version 3.4.05