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France Ecu Damage?

 
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 Posted 07/29/2021  11:54 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add stgaudens to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello, I bought this cheap french ecu but it has an indentation on the obverse right field. The indentation seems to be rather deep as it seems like there are traces of it on the other side (reverse right field, next to "e" in "nomen"). Is this some kind of damage or just a striking error? If it is damage then I'm wondering why it got a straight grade...

https://www.greatcollections.com/Co...6-PCGS-VF-25

https://www.PCGSeurope.com/cert/33390423


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 Posted 07/29/2021  1:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think this is a planchet defect that runs completely through the coin, not damage (easier to see in the PCGS photo which can be blown up larger). That would allow the straight grade.

I have something even worse in a late 17th century Polish coin.

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 Posted 07/29/2021  2:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add stgaudens to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 07/29/2021  3:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I see adjustment marks on both sides too.
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 Posted 07/29/2021  4:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add t360 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with tdziemia, it is a "natural" planchet defect, not damage. I have many examples of this on French ecus. Adjustment marks to the planchet were also made by the mint and therefore not damage.
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 Posted 07/30/2021  1:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add thq to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for showing it. I've had a debate with a dealer about slabbing a high EF 1893-CC eagle with a star struck on a planchet chip. He argues that it would get details and don't bother. Your coin's planchet flaw argues otherwise, and I should get mine slabbed anyway.
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