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Are These "Peg Leg" Ikes?

 
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 Posted 01/20/2021  09:31 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Ezhik_Lt to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I've been searching through the bulk of Ikes recently - like 35 pcs looking for better coins worth keeping and found several that looks like a "peg leg" variety for me.
Could you please help me a bit? The "R" letters doesn't have an obvious and clearly visible serif but are these real "Peg Legs"?

These are (from bottom to the top):
1. 1972 D
2. 1976 D Bicentennial Ike
3. 1978 D

Any input kindly appreciated :)

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 Posted 01/20/2021  09:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
( I'm no pro, it's just my humble opinion )
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 Posted 01/20/2021  10:08 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Nickels_rule to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, very nice.
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 Posted 01/20/2021  10:32 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SamCoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Can you take pictures of all three separately? The bottom one is, but the top two are out of focus.
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 Posted 01/20/2021  1:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Those are just over polished dies. Just like the missing initials on the JFK halves, the missing 3 legged nickels. No 'D' 1922 cents. There were on the finished and were polished off the die. Happens and lot.
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Some have asked about my images I use and I'm glad to say, you can now you can see the DVD in sections on youtube:
1. Intro, older coins, toned coins 2. Doubled dies 3. Die events, One of a kind errors 4. So called errors, Coin information 5. Coin information Types and Varieties, Overlays
Jefferson nickel doubled dies Wexler/Rebar complete listings

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 Posted 01/20/2021  2:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ezhik_Lt to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks coop for explanation. So it's not an error but basically a variety? I heard some explanations that dies serif was removed for a reason since otherwise top of the Ike's head looked too bold since too mush metal was used for serif but I got some doubts :)
I will add a crops of "R" for coins that are out of focus, sorry for bad pictures.

This is 1972 D.

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 Posted 01/20/2021  2:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ezhik_Lt to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here goes badly scratched 1978 D Ike
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 Posted 01/20/2021  2:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ezhik_Lt to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Finally - Bicentennial dollar
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 Posted 01/21/2021  5:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No, just polished off the die. It happens:











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Some have asked about my images I use and I'm glad to say, you can now you can see the DVD in sections on youtube:
1. Intro, older coins, toned coins 2. Doubled dies 3. Die events, One of a kind errors 4. So called errors, Coin information 5. Coin information Types and Varieties, Overlays
Jefferson nickel doubled dies Wexler/Rebar complete listings

trail dies:http://www.traildies.com/
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 Posted 01/21/2021  7:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Please, one coin per thread. It's really hard for us to discuss multiple coins in a single thread. Thank you.

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 Posted 01/22/2021  04:10 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ezhik_Lt to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@coop Richard thank you for putting so much efforts. This is really informative yet disappointing a bit :) since my finds appears to be
quite ordinary and worth nothing but a dollar. At least there is one AU worth keeping just for fun.

@merclover Sorry for that. I'm a bit old fashioned and remember the times when one had to pay for every KB of Internet traffic used so I did a one topic per question thing. Next time I'll do "one topic per coin".

So I have learned that a)these are actually so-called "Peg Leg's" b)Missing details were caused by die polishing made to remove damages or fix warn elements of the die c)this is normal part of technology process and very common thing d)I should always post one coin per topic.

Thank you so much!
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 Posted 01/29/2021  4:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add NDCENT to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well, I appreciated the three coins, from different years, from a perspective point of view. Thanks for sharing with us.
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 Posted 01/29/2021  8:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If you went to a doctor and he only saw patients in a group, your answers might not be answered on specific questions. Thus it is better to handle a coin to know what exactly it is, and if you have three, then the same information would have been covered already.

Richard S. Cooper
Some have asked about my images I use and I'm glad to say, you can now you can see the DVD in sections on youtube:
1. Intro, older coins, toned coins 2. Doubled dies 3. Die events, One of a kind errors 4. So called errors, Coin information 5. Coin information Types and Varieties, Overlays
Jefferson nickel doubled dies Wexler/Rebar complete listings

trail dies:http://www.traildies.com/
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 Posted 02/02/2021  2:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ezhik_Lt to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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Thanks again Richard. Shame on me.
I shall always post one coin per thread
I shall always post one coin per thread
I shall always post one coin per thread
I shall always post one coin per thread
95 more times :)
I shall always post one coin per thread

I really appreciate your help, gentlemen. It's a bit tricky but exciting to dive into new eternity of coinage so though I was almost sure these were "peg legs" I wanted to double check. Guess it's not a rare thing since I got 3 out of 35 but still exciting and encouraging
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