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Is That Die Crack Error Or Just A Scratch On 1948 Malaya 20 Coin?

 
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 Posted 09/14/2021  06:39 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Coins Mania to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi all,

Is that a scratch or error? If it is error, is it die crack or lamination?

I have a few photos at differ angles for viewing.







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 Posted 09/14/2021  08:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kanga to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Possibly a scratch.
But because of its irregularity I think it's more likely a strike-through that damaged the die.
Describe it as if there were no picture.
Picture it as if there were no description.
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 Posted 09/14/2021  08:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Possible lamination issue? Last two photos show it well.
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 Posted 09/14/2021  08:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My eyes see a coin struck on a defective planchet (based on the last two images).


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 Posted 09/14/2021  09:46 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Impact damage on the die in incuse has produced a relief image of it on the coin.

Interesting, but not extremely unusual.
An error, very much worth keeping.
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 Posted 09/14/2021  4:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I am with @commems. In photos 3 and 4 I see a long planchet defect that runs nearly rim to rim. As the coin was struck and ejected from the die, it manifested itself as a ridge in some places, a crack/delamination in others in others.


With only raised areas, I would have guessed it was a die defect.
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 Posted 09/14/2021  7:09 pm  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
with @commems, as well.
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