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I consider it more than just minor die error. It appears to be a die variety.
I do not see how the upright of the T can be bent in the striking process.
If the die were to have been damaged by something knocking the upright of the T out of straight alignment then the upright support of the T would not reach the crossbar. Take two pieces of string and have them aligned perpendicular to each other creating a T and move the upright part so it points to the left end of the crossbar - they would not meet. The upright on the bent T does meet the crossbar so it is more indicative of a variety then a striking error or damage to a standard die.t of the