After seeing that there are 3 nearly identical "lamination" errors, I'm changing my mind. It looks to me that the planchet was damaged BEFORE the strike. It could be anything from when the metal sheets are rolled down to planchet thickness to the feeder mechanism feeding the planchets to the dies.
They are too similar to be a poor mix of metals, the shape is the virtually the same for all 3, and there is a bit of extra metal at the wide end of each, which is from something hard gouging out the shape. Not your average lamination.
(small detour) There are many coins with parallel lines that we have been calling lamination errors that may be pre-strike damage. 2 of my woody cents have "laminations" parallel with, and being woodgrain lines. (end of detour)
So, there I was thinking I had a unique error, so did up-coin-creek and I bet Robmck1967 did too. I've had mine for at least 40 years and then there are 3 in 3 days, amazing !
Edited by TerryT
09/19/2020 02:31 am