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1955 S Roosevelt Dime. Your Opinions!

 
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 Posted 09/21/2021  7:15 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Dowhat to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I decicided to take a little break from the Lincolns and pulled our some 1955 dimes picked up as "junk" at one of the LCS's I frequent. This is the first of a half roll I checked out.
Concerning the obverse; God & Trust appear to be greased. There also appears to be some vending machine evidence thru "LIBERTY".
Central areas of the strike appear to be sharp, crisp.
The reverse; Very clean central strike, very weak strike on outer devices. Like greased. The central area is sharp.
Darn near full bands.
I am not a dime guy or any kind of guy, but with the nice rims and sharp center strike compared to the outer devices, I would tend to conclude this is not PMD.
I hope these images depict what I see. The closest I could get considering.








Hope this is not image overkill. Personally to me, this is a melt coin. Yet interesting.
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 Posted 09/21/2021  7:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@dow, to me it looks like the die that struck this coin was getting tired. That could explain the striations toward the periphery on the rev.
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 Posted 09/21/2021  7:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add -makecents- to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think it's mostly deterioration, it's not unusual for the peripheral to show it first and worst.

Op, Spence beat me to it.
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 Posted 09/21/2021  8:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dowhat to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That is quite a demarcation line then. Thanks!
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 Posted 09/21/2021  8:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dowhat to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My first thought would be gritty grease around the periphery of both sides concentrated more on the reverse. I was not aware that Die Deterioration limited itself to specific areas. So one area of the dies gives out more rapidly than other areas?
What should I reference to see similar examples?
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 Posted 09/21/2021  8:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add -makecents- to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a decent example from error-ref. https://www.error-ref.com/orange-peel-texture/
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 Posted 09/21/2021  8:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Die flow lines are evidence of heavy die wear:

Often the fields can be polished and the die flow goes away for a time. But to remove the lines, the fields are reduced. The devices get shorter and wider as more and more is polished away. As more and more of the die is polished away, the wider the devices become:

Note the orginal design is taper at the top of the devices, narrowest deep into the die. So when the polishing polishes away more of the die, the devices are affected. Note the EPU on the reverse of your coin. It is very weak So a lot of things has happened to this coin, but its still a silver coin, so it is always worth melt.
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 Posted 09/22/2021  04:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dowhat to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks to all for your input and educational information. The next time I come across this type of die event I will know what I am seeing as a result of your help.
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 Posted 09/22/2021  6:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dowhat to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry gang, I must continue this topic.
I sent images of the first 1955 S in the pile. There are 17 more and 1 1955 D. These were all pulled from the dime tray on the same visit to the LCS for 90%. The eye appeal and condition put me right on these, nice looking junk I say. Boom in the tube. No slicks on this buy.
I take a break, decide to give these a look, and I shoot the first one out to ya'll for opinions. Well, as it turns out, every one of the remaining 1955 S examples exhibit the same conditions in different stages.
Not only that, but 3 distinctive mint mark placements,one of which,almost touches the torch.
And not only that, but 2 coins that exhibit feeder finger quite similar.
All show no extensive circulation damage. That is what drew me to them in the tray. I knew they were not proofs, but at the least,AU or better business strikes.
I can provide images if requested based on the information provided. I am not about to upload 36 images and be reprimanded for it.
It will be a meticulous task to go through them all for markers, which may or may not exist. I am sure to find some in this bunch. But, not sure about my ability to do so effectively.
Some one dumped these from the collection when spot was pushing $30. IMHO.
Now I get to look at them.
As always, look forward to your opinions and suggestions.
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 Posted 09/22/2021  6:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
See how much you have learned in a short time.
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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 09/22/2021  7:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dowhat to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks to you and yours without a doubt.
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 Posted 09/22/2021  7:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Oldfordman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
DDD.
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 Posted 09/22/2021  8:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Numis-Northerner to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Imo better than a melt piece. I'd throw that in a 2x2 right away. But that's just me. :D
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