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1931 Soviet 20 Kopecks - Ghosting?

 
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 Posted 07/24/2021  04:26 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add wildrover to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello all. I just recently picked up another Soviet piece for the collection, as I've really been enjoying their designs. However, upon looking at the reverse with my magnifier, I noticed that inside the shield were faint lines behind the 20. It looks like the globe and sunburst designs that make up the Soviet state emblem. I've added a closeup of the coin for reference below.



I'm guessing it's just ghosting as a result from worn dies, like you see on George V coins. Any confirmation/clarification would be great, thanks!
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Ghosting probably wouldn't bring out minor details in the middle like that.
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 Posted 07/24/2021  06:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add wildrover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I see, thank you! I hadn't considered clashed dies at all, but it totally makes sense now.

Is this a rather common occurrence for Soviet coinage of the era? I'm interested in what their minting process/conditions were like.
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